UK will miss SDG on food waste unless mandatory reporting is introduced

The lack of data on progress towards reducing food waste is an obstacle to meeting the SDG 12.3 goal of halving food waste by 2030, according to a report published today by Champions 12.3. In the UK, 156 of the largest food companies have committed to reduce food waste, but less than a third are publishing their annual food waste data. Tesco was the first UK retailer to publish food waste data in 2013 and will today publish for the seventh year and announce: 27 own brand suppliers, accounting for…

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Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste

“Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs families up to $29 billion annually in the United States alone. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) – a network of 400 of the biggest consumer goods companies across 70 countries – along with Champions 12.3 has approved a Call to Action to standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020. The CGF Board of Directors unanimously adopted the Call to…

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