Guidance on clearer food labelling aims to slash avoidable waste

Clearer food labels would stop consumers throwing food away unnecessarily, cutting the 4.4 million tonnes of avoidable food waste each year, WRAP believes

WRAP says clearer food labelling would cut wastage. Photograph: lightpoet/123RFResources charity WRAP has finalised guidance on labelling for food manufacturers and retailers in a bid to cut household food waste.

WRAP has been working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and DEFRA on the labels following a survey which revealed that some two million tonnes of food is thrown away from households each year due to not being used “in time”.

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