Food waste is a growing issue, anything that can assist to reduce the volume of spoilage in a safe manner are welcome advances. At the same time the growing volume of garbage is also a global issue and food packaging is a substantial contributor to this dilemma. Reducing packaging at its source means less waste and material to recycle and lowers overall transport costs; thus lowering the environmental impact. Few things influence individual health more than the food they eat, therefore safety in the packaging of food items is a global health issue. The quest to create safe, low waste, low environmental impact packaging is therefore likely to continue to drive innovation in this area.