WEBINAR | DSA 10: Dairy Packaging & Labelling

By on 25 October 2021


It’s a wrap! We’ve come to the end of Dairy Standard Agency’s series of insightful monthly webinars for 2021.  To round off the topics on the ins and outs of the local dairy industry, dairy packaging & labeling will be explored in this final webinar.

'Innovation’ is about using creativity to solve today’s pertinent challenges of climate change and plastic pollution.

Michelle Penlington from Polyoak Packaging will share her expertise on how our packaging innovation process needs to change and where the high potential areas are, in order to unlock more sustainable dairy delivery systems.

Food labeling is a complex field, and its ramifications go beyond merely making information available to consumers by examining food products on store shelves.

In the second part of the webinar, Jodie Treu from the Dairy Standard Agency will introduce the improved DSA labeling guideline that provides a user-friendly and integrated platform for the interpretation of the labeling requirements regarding food safety, product composition and metrology applicable to dairy products.

Download Michelle DSA Sustainability Presentation DSA 10.11.2021.pdf

Download Jodie Treu -DSA Labelling Webinar 10 November 2021 Food Focus.pdf


Michelle Penlington 
Polyoak Packaging

Michelle joined the Polyoak Packaging Group in 2013 as National Marketing Executive, combining her industrial psychology, commercial and project management training with her passion for the environment.  In 2020 her role expanded to include sustainability and she currently serves as Chairperson of the SA Plastics Pact Steering Committee.

After working in the UK for 14 years in FMCG brand management and International Duty-Free, Michelle returned to South Africa with her husband and two children, now 11 and 9.  They spend their weekends hiking and road-tripping, and Michelle is a keen writer and Djembe drumming enthusiast.  

Jodie Treu 
Dairy Standard Agency

After earning the B-Tech Degree in Food Technology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Jodie entered the Dairy Industry to explore her passion for food quality and safety.

Driven by her pursuit for excellence, she takes pride in providing her best in all that she does. 

She started out her career at the Parmalat Group as the Laboratory Technician.  She then moved on to Lancewood Cheese as their Laboratory Technician and later Laboratory Manager.

Her next position was held at Sonnendal Dairies as their Technical Manager.  After which she was employed by Pick ‘n Pay Retailers as their Regional Dairy Technologist and later, as an additional portfolio, their National Cheese Developer.

She is currently the Technical Manager (Western Cape & Eastern Cape) of the Dairy Standard Agency (DSA), an independent non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to promote dairy quality (product composition) and safety in the interest of the industry and the consumer.

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