133. Taking Action on Food Waste: Industry Innovation and Legislative Opportunities

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2018

A Department of Agriculture study recently estimated that nearly 150,000 tons of food are wasted every day in the United States.

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A United States Department of Agriculture study recently estimated that nearly 150,000 tons of food are wasted every day in the United States. To that end, the Food Marketing Institute and its partners launched a new initiative to help consumers better understand product date wording and food safety, as well as an industry-wide Food Waste Reduction Alliance to reduce, safely reuse and recycle food waste. Increasing legislative efforts at the state and federal level show the growing interest in this issue and can help align efforts nationwide. Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic tracks these policy efforts and provides education and awareness to policymakers and advocates on these issues.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 8018, 1020, 9010

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss legislative changes to address food waste, food recovery, and food safety.
  • Identify the meaning and implications of product date codes as a tool for reducing waste and educating clients on using food safely.
  • Describe, access and participate in collaborative efforts to reduce food waste.

Speaker

  • Emily Broad Leib
  • Andrew Harig

Moderator

  • Robyn Plotkin, RDN, LD

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

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