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16-18 March 2019

ATHENS • GREECE

SEVT workshop

SEVT workshop on the challenges faced by the Food industry

The current challenges and the prospects of the Food & Beverage sector with regard to the environment and everyday diet were discussed during the SEVT workshop.

Ms Voula Papadimitriou, member of the Board of SEVT, was the first to address the audience, followed by Mr G. Nychas from the Agricultural University of Athens, who gave a speech on “Europe’s food strategy – FOOD 2030”. In addition, the workshop highlighted other issues of great interest such as “The policy on cyclical economy” and “The policy on the reduction of food waste”, with the help of B. Ligas (Counselor of the Deputy Minister of the Environment and Energy) and A. Foulides (Consultant of the Minister of Rural Development and Food). An important part of the event was also a discussion among well-known members of the Food Industry about significant matters regarding the sector. The panel discussion, which was coordinated by Mr I. Petrochelos (NHRF) took place among F  K. Vartalitis (Food Security Committee SEVT), K. Koutsas (ΜENTEKIDIS SA), G. Basta (Environment & Sustainability Committee SEVT), D. Nenta (Food Bank Institution against Hunger), G. Razi (Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation S.A.), G. Smarnakis (LAVDAS SA – Panhellenic Association of Food Technologists – PETET), M. Tsautos (EPSA SA – Association of Greek Beverage Industries – Seva) and E. Tsigaridas (Hellenic Food Authority).

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