PODCAST: The science of food packaging hazards

Gordon Robertson
Gordon Robertson

Food packaging consultant, expert witness, author and University of Queensland Professor Gordon Robertson delves into food packaging and its impact on food hazards in this presentation given yesterday at the New Zealand Food Safety 2010 conference held in Auckland.

While packaging removes some hazards and makes food safer, can it introduce new problems? Issues examined include printing inks, heavy metals, plasticisers, the use of recycled materials and an update on the debate around the safety of Bisphenol-A.

Click on the player below to listen to Professor Robertson’s presentation


Also check out SMC Manager Peter Griffin’s commentary on Bisphenol-A at Sciblogs.co.nz