Reducing Fresh Food Waste: Addressing the Problem

Reducing Fresh Food Waste: Addressing the Problem

How do we go about reducing fresh food waste in the supply chain? The size and scale of the fresh food waste problem is frankly astonishing. According to the National Resources Defense Council, America wastes up to 40 percent of its food from farm to fork to landfill. In terms of specific categories, the NRDC states that retail food waste alone is: 12 percent for fresh fruits 10 percent for fresh vegetables 11 percent for dairy 8 percent for fish and seafood 7 percent for eggs 4 percent each for meat and poultry That’s how much our...Continue Reading...
To Use or Not To Use—What’s Up with Date Labels

To Use or Not To Use—What’s Up with Date Labels

What do date labels actually mean and have you ever been confused by the “Best if Used By” date? If so, you’re not alone. It turns out one of the major contributors to food waste is confusion related to the various dates on foods. America wastes 40% of its food, but a lot of what we toss out is still perfectly safe to eat. And, according to the Food Manufacturing Institute (FMI), about 44% of food waste sent to landfills comes from consumers, and they state that addressing consumer confusion around product date labeling could reduce...Continue Reading...