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Food Waste Statistics That Restaurants and Food Producers Need to Know

Posted by Five Star Custom Foods R&D Team on May 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

On June 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, calling on entities across the food chain – farms, agricultural processors, food manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, universities, schools and local governments – to join efforts to:

  • Reduce food waste by improving product development, storage, shopping/ordering, marketing, labeling, and cooking methods.
  • Recover food waste by connecting potential food donors to hunger relief organizations like food banks and pantries.
  • Recycle food waste to feed animals or to create compost, bioenergy and natural fertilizers.

Why? Because food waste is more than just a consumer problem. If you’re a restaurant chain or food producer, here are some food waste statistics you need to know:



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