Food Waste


Food Waste Reduction Targets for 2030 – SAFE’s contribution

On 29 October 2021, SAFE answered to an EC Public Consultation on Food Waste and Losses (FWL) reduction targets. Read our response here and our full contribution here. SAFE welcomes the inclusion of the setting of food waste reduction targets in the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy, and […]


Retailers join a coalition to meet foodwaste reduction targets

A new coalition of 14 retailers (Coalition of Action on Food Waste), including Nestlé, Tesco or Bel Group (to name but a few) and launched by the Consumer Goods Forum, committed to individual food waste reduction targets. This follows the unveiling by the European Commission of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy which pledged to […]


F2F Strategy: NGOs urge the EC to halve per capita Food Waste at Farm level

Back in May 2020, we welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food system.  In this regard, SAFE and 9 NGOs (BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, the Ecologic Institute, the European Community of Consumer Cooperatives, the European Environmental Bureau, FeedBack, Health Care Without Harm […]


Researchers call for a rethink of supply chains to tackle food waste at consumer level

According to researchers from Wageningen University, current food waste estimates published by the FAO do not take the effect on affluence on consumer behaviour into account. Incentives to produce more and more food waste exist all along the food chain to contribute to this global issue. Read the full article from FoodNavigator here.


‘Use by’ or ‘best before’? Nestlé signs food waste pact to tackle label confusion on-pack

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has repeated its pleas that it wants to keep trading ties closely aligned with the EU’s after British prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed fears about food standards as ‘mumbo jumbo’ and implied that GM food imports from the US would be allowed. Read the full article here


IPCC latest report calling for global Food Waste reduction in agriculture

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations issued a report in August 2019 highlighting the need for a drastic reduction of Food Waste to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions linked with agriculture and livestock farming. One third of the food produced worldwide is not being eaten and thus wasted, corresponding to […]


Joint letter on the EU delegated act on the measurement of food waste

The European Commission will soon adopt a delegated act establishing a common methodology for food waste measurement. However, it appears that the latest draft of the delegated act will not allow a full and accurate measurement of food waste. Thus, SAFE together with 21 other NGOs sent a joint letter to health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis […]


Tackling food waste: turning nemesis into a saviour

According to Dr Milka Sokolović from the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), function of food packaging has traditionally been limited to passive protection from external influences, but innovations are quickly changing its role. Packaging is getting active and intelligent, able to monitor and interact with food and environment and maintain food freshness for longer. Read the […]