Tetra Pak® Endorses IDF Appeal on Food Security Challenges

Tetra Pak® Endorses IDF Appeal on Food Security Challenges

Innovation, technology and collaboration vital to ensure food security, safety and sustainability

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Dennis Jönsson, CEO Tetra Pak Group

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 9:00am

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October 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak® opened the World Dairy Leaders Forum of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2013 in Yokohama Japan with a speech from the company’s President and CEO, Dennis Jönsson. In his speech, Dennis endorsed the appeal of IDF to tackle the food security challenges and called for collaboration among all industry stakeholders.

​​“Rediscovering Milk* is about reminding ourselves what makes our industry unique. It’s about the responsibility and reward of providing people around the world with safe, secure and sustainable nourishment”, said Dennis Jönsson, recalling the theme of this year’s Summit. “But milk not only nourishes the body, it also nourishes societies and economies”.

In his speech, Dennis described opportunities and challenges that have shaped the dairy sector: growing consumer demand for liquid dairy products, rising costs and competitive pressure, and increasing consumer consciousness about food safety and environmental issues.

He then presented three solutions to these opportunities and challenges. “Firstly, we must innovate constantly to respond to rapidly changing and increasingly diverse consumer needs. Secondly, we must harness the power of technology to decrease food waste, maximize food safety and reach more people with high-quality dairy products. And thirdly, we must work together to ensure not only the economic future of our industry, but the social and environmental sustainability of our planet.”​

*“Rediscovering milk” is the theme of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

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Carol Yang
Tetra Pak