Formal commitment to food waste

Formal commitment to food waste

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[31 October/Food Dive]

Organizations representing the grocery, restaurant and food product industries signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, to formalize collaboration efforts designed to reduce food waste in the U.S. by 50% by 2030. This goal was established by the Obama administration and has been carried on by the Trump administration. This new level of formality builds on existing programs and commitments from the Trump administration including the ReFed agreement, the Food Recovery Challenge and the 2030 Champions program, wherein companies like Ahold Delhaize, Aramark, Blue Apron, Campbell's, Yum! Brands, Walmart, Unilever and more have formally committed to the 2030 goal. The signatories agree to engage their supply chains to reduce waste, spread awareness of government programmes, share best practices and increase understanding of existing laws regarding food donation.

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