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Grocery Manufacturers Association: Date Labeling ‘Not THE Solution to Food Waste’

Date labeling food to help prevent food waste is important, but it’s not the “silver bullet” for reducing food waste, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose 300 member companies include Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods. Last week GMA’s senior director of sustainability Meghan Stasz testified at a US … Read more »

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Businesses Can Save Billions by Cutting Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from … Read more »

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How Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, Yum! Brands Cut Food Waste

Food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants can learn practical steps, best practices and examples of how to reduce food waste with a guide by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food … Read more »

Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste Posted

Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste Posted

A new toolkit aimed at reducing food waste has been released by food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators. The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was released by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) … Read more »

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BPI Launches Catalog of Compostable Products

The Biodegradable Products Institute has published what it says is the industry’s first item-level online database of compostable products that provides searchable, product-level information to composters, foodservice companies and consumers. The Compostable Products Catalog will make it easier for companies to find substitutes for non-degradable plastics in their zero-waste efforts, … Read more »

Food Industry Sent 4.1bn Pounds of Waste to Landfills, Study Says

Food Industry Sent 4.1bn Pounds of Waste to Landfills, Study Says

Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers threw away 4.1 billion pounds of food waste in 2011, according to an assessment of data collected from the industry. The Food Waste Reduction Alliance, Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Food Marketing Institute and the National Restaurant Association conducted the study to provide a comprehensive assessment of … Read more »

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General Mills, Unilever Join Food Waste Challenge

General Mills, Unilever and the Food Waste Reduction Alliance have joined the USDA’s Food Waste Challenge as founding partners. The challenge, announced yesterday by the EPA and USDA, asks farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and government agencies to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill, recover wholesome food … Read more »