Food waste bill to get second reading

A food waste bill that could require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30% by 2025 will get its second reading in parliament this Friday (5th Feb 2016).

The proposed bill also requires that the food industry enters into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations; and requires large supermarkets and food manufacturers to disclose levels of food waste in their supply chain.

Sponsored by Labour’s shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, Kerry McCarthy, and supported by celebrity chef and waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the bill will have major implications for waste in foodservice if it is passed.

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