How Retailers and Producers Can Reduce Food Waste Safely and Sustainably

By Louise Grinyer

Approximately two thirds of UK consumers surveyed highlighted a willingness to compromise factors such as product consistency, availability and convenience of packaging in order to support food and beverage companies delivery against food waste. Retailers such as Tesco are already moving to support this by removing expiration dates from certain fresh produce like apples, potatoes and onions. Soon, the pressure to deliver against food waste will make its way to manufacturers.

Technical stakeholders have a key role to play in enabling these agendas to be realised safely. Sustainability, for example, and obvious indicators like carbon dioxide equivalent (g/CO2e), means food waste is gaining increased attention by all stakeholders including consumers, scientific, and regulatory agencies as a trend that’s here to stay.

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