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Restaurants not pulling their weight on food waste

A new report published this week by Champions 12.3 showed “hopeful signs of progress” towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goal target to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels by 2030. Some 60% of the world’s 50 largest food companies (by revenue) now participate in programmes that have a food…
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MPs launch new food waste inquiry

A new parliamentary inquiry will look at measures food and hospitality businesses could adopt to reduce food waste. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee said that despite the progress made reducing food waste along the supply chain, the amount of reusable, recyclable food that is throw away in the UK remains “staggeringly…
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NFU backs EFRA report into milk prices

THE NFU has fully endorsed the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee report on dairy prices.                           Ten recommendations within the report include many actions identified by the NFU and submitted to EFRA in its written evidence.   NFU…
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‘FSA must be a more effective regulator’ says EFRA Committee report

THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and Rural Affairs Committee yesterday (16th July) revealed the results of the Food Contamination Report, which outlined recommended changes to food regulation legislation in the UK post-horsegate.   It also said that there was confusion around the role of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a result of the horse meat scandal,…
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Horse meat findings so far are ‘tip of the iceberg’

THE LIMITED cases of horse meat found in products on sale in the UK, and around Europe, are likely to be the 'tip of the iceberg' according to an influential group of MPs.   In a short, but hard-hitting, inquiry into the scandal, the cross-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee concluded that the…
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