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Food Packaging & Foodware Discussion

Food Packaging & Foodware

Your Path to a Healthy Business

The CommonSpot is hosting an extended lunchtime discussion on the hidden hazards of chemicals in food packaging and foodware. This is a FREE event and healthy snacks will be provided by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

This discussion will begin with an in-depth webinar (12pm - 1pm) for food retailers, foodservice providers, producers, etc. on how to choose materials that reduce harm to public health and the environment and grow the integrity of your business. The CommonSpot will then continue this discussion in person as we explore the challenges and opportunities in applying the webinar material to our own businesses.   We will then video conference with the speaker Rich Schiafo to get answers to our most pressing questions.

Read below for more details about the NYSBC webinar

Wednesday, May 30th 12pm-1pm: Food Packaging & Foodware
While food is essential to our lives, how we process and package our food can endanger our health. Businesses must now adapt not only to protect their customers from these health hazards but also to navigate a changing marketplace and regulatory environment. Join us for an in-depth webinar on which materials to avoid, smart alternatives, and resources for growing your business.


Rich Schiafo
Campaign Coordinator, Clean and Healthy New York
Rich Schiafo has three decades of experience as an environmental professional including more recently watershed protection, materials management with a focus on organics, and the Reducing Chemicals of Concern in Products in NY State policy campaign.

Hilary Baum
Program Director, New York Sustainable Business Council
Hilary has produced educational programs and public awareness campaigns focused on food, farming, and sustainability. Her background includes artisan food production, restaurant procurement, farmers’ market operations, and community supported agriculture.

More details at the NYSBC website.