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Food waste in business

If you own or manage a food business, reducing the amount of food you throw out will help you cut costs and increase profits.

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If you own or manage a food business, reducing the amount of food you throw out will help you cut costs and increase profits.

Did you know that 74 per cent of food waste happens before the food is even sold or served? Things like overproduction, spoilage, aesthetic specifications from retailers or wholesalers and food preparation all contribute to the amount of food that is wasted by businesses each week.

Most food waste in business is avoidable and is usually the result of poor stock management, poor food handling or incorrect serving sizes. It doesn’t make sense to spend money buying and preparing food just to throw it away. 

We're helping business reduce their food waste through our Your Business is Food Program.