Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. The WPO sees that within this line of thought are safety between industry and the market and then between the market and the consumer. In considering industry to market practices, food safety considerations in packaging technology include the origins of packaging materials including the practices relating to food contact materials, food labelling, food and packaging hygiene, as well as policies and guidelines for the management of governmental (of the country in discussion) import and export inspection and certification systems for packaging materials. In considering market to consumer practices, the usual thought is that food and its packaging material ought to be safe in the market and the concern is safe delivery and preparation of the packed food for the consumer.

Food Safety Global Committee Members:

Kishan Singh – South Africa
Kofo Ajelabi – Nigeria
Joseph Nyongesa – Kenya
Rodelio Espinosa – Philippines
Prof. Dr. Saha – India
Pierre Pienaar - AUS
Luciana Pellegrino – Brazil
Brett Berry – USA (IoPP, asked)
Silvio Colombo – Argentina
Miklós Nagy – Hungary (EU)
Antro Säilä – Finland (EU)
Johannes Bergmair – Austria (EU)
Drena Milijevic - Croatia