Launch of a national “anti-food waste” label

Launch of a national “anti-food waste” label

Violet Field inPlanetDec 29, 2020 1 min read0 views

The precise conditions to benefit from the label will be announced in 2021, as well as the validation and control conditions.

July 4, 2013, illustrative photo. Today is the world day against food waste. - VINCENT WARTNER / 20 Minutes

Virtuous initiatives in collective catering or distribution intended to reduce food waste could receive a new national label "anti-food waste", announced Monday by the government.

This device "will help guide consumer choices and create a virtuous dynamic for the companies concerned", explain the Ministries of Ecological Transition, Agriculture and Food in a joint press release.

This label is allowed by a decree adopted on Christmas Eve, December 24, which accompanies the law of February 10, 2020, on the fight against waste and the circular economy (Agec), which specifies a press release from the ministries of the Transition. ecological, Agriculture, and Food. The precise conditions to benefit from the label will be announced in 2021, as well as the validation and control conditions.

As a reminder, the food distribution and catering sectors will have to reduce food waste by 50% compared to 2015, and this by 2025, provides for this law. Commercial catering, production, and processing have five more years, by 2030, to achieve this.