The Call to Action recommends companies partner with non-profit organizations and government agencies to educate consumers about how to interpret date labels.
September 20, 2017
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a Silver Spring, Md.-based network of consumer goods companies across 70 countries, along with Champions 12.3 approved a Call to Action to standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020.
Governments in many countries are now enforcing stringent laws on excessive food waste.
August 8, 2017
The global food waste management market is poised to increase at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2017-2027, according to the latest report published by Future Market Insights, Valley Cottage, N.Y.
While it’s estimated that less food is lost on farms, the lack of data quantifying this loss in different crops makes it difficult to validate estimates, identify drivers and define cost-effective solutions.
August 8, 2017
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, D.C., the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), Washington, D.C., and the Walmart Foundation, Bensenville, Ark., announced a research program to maximize crop utilization and edible food recovery.
The study, conducted within CARVE's public-private partnership, shows that using frozen foods might reduce consumers’ food waste.
August 4, 2017
Consumers create less waste from frozen vegetables, potato products and berry fruit than from fresh or alternatives in cans or jars, according to a study by Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands.
The types of investments companies made include quantifying and monitoring food loss and waste, training staff on practices to reduce waste, changing food storage and handling processes, changing packaging to extend shelf life, changing date labels and other staff and technology investments.
March 7, 2017
New research finds that for every $1 companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs, providing concrete evidence of the clear return on investment from food loss and waste reduction.
With the Stop Waste Together initiative, Metcalfe’s uses Pinpoint’s expiration date management program, Date Check Pro, to track and find items nearing expiration.
January 23, 2017
Metcalfe’s Market, Madison, Wis., partnered with Stop Waste Together, a non-profit initiative sponsored by Pinpoint Software, Madison, Wis., to prevent food waste created by expired products from grocery shelves.
Developments in technologies, such as a 360-degree surround view of the produce for optimal inspection, combined with innovative detection and rejection technology, result in more valid decisions about the quality of the product.
The goal of the center is to work collaboratively to reduce food insecurity in Canada by 50% by 2030.
December 14, 2016
Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods announced a long-term commitment to advance sustainable food security through the launch of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, a not-for-profit organization.