Ministry Issuing Food Waste Prevention Instructions for Sectors

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The instructions on the reduction of food waste in the retail sector are designed to help retailers and other sector stakeholders understand how food waste is generated and to offer solutions on how to improve operations and reduce the amount of food waste.

The instructions for the hospitality sector are intended for restaurants, hotels, and canteens as well as public sector kitchens, such as those in hospitals, schools, kindergartens and faculties, which also prepare and serve food.

The purpose of the instructions is to help companies and individuals change their approach to handling food, the ministry said, noting that instructions for primary production and food processing would be made public by the end of the year.

Croatians waste 97 kg of food per capita annually

The ministry said that around 88 million tonnes of food is wasted in the EU every year. Rough estimates, which are based on available information on waste management in 2017, show that 399,611 tonnes of food is wasted in Croatia annually, or 97 kilograms per capita.


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