Food Case Studies
Effective Policy Package: Facilitations relationships
The Food Policy Package
Implementing signage indicating typical number of people who could eat the packaged portion in one meal.
Standardized signage for thr information concerning food storage (e.g. middle of he refrigerator, top of the freezer).
Implementing good Samaritan law concerning food at the EU level.
Obligation to propose an option to choose the portion of a dish at food services (hospital buffets, school canteens, restaurants etc.) with effect on price.
Obligatory visible signs inside the fridge on product arrangement.
Informational campaigns for animal owners on type of wasted food that could be given to certain pets.
Obligation for the retailers to have a working relationship with food bank/charity on food donations.
Deregulation of food in regard to its standardization in size and shape (especially vegetables, fruit).
Implementing an EU platform for connecting agriculture market (specifically vegetal producers with animal producers to better handle biomass).
Obligatory reusable packages for frozen food in freezers.
Adding additional information to standard signage (e.g. using “best before, not necessarily bad after” marking).
EU ban on garbage disposal units in restaurants and households.
Comprehensive educational campaigns on food and food waste reduction (including promotion of buying locally grown products) for various groups of consumers.
Ban on “Buy one get two free” promotions (the amount bought should be linked to prices).
Educational campaigns for employees (food service, including canteens, healthcare and HORECA sectors) on food waste prevention and food waste management.
Binding food waste reduction targets and bio-waste recycling targets supported by clear guidelines and measurement methods
Increase funding for organisations supporting food waste redistribution and organizing educational campaigns aimed at food waste reduction.
Adapting Common Agriculture Policy and Common Fisheries Policy rules to include conditionalities and objectives on food losses and to prevent food waste linked to economic reasons.
Incentivising the sale of unpacked food whenever possible in order to allow consumers to only buy the quantity of a product that they really need.
Providing EU innovation funds for advanced food storage management to encourage “First In First Out (FIFO)” management and yield management on stored foods, by using for example IoT/RFID technology.
Awareness-raising campaigns addressed at farmers, wholesalers, retailers and businesses to highlight what they can do to reduce food waste and to make the food chain more circular (for instance buying locally grown products whenever possible).
Incentives to organize communities to buy local products directly from farmers.
Prior stakeholder consultation process and market research, investigating the need for such platforms, their legal form and financing (considering public-private partnership as an option) (ancillary measure to #73).
Changing food law when it comes to liability for non-conformities enabling producers to make use of such a platform (ancillary measure to #73).
Education regarding bio-waste segregation and composting rules (ancillary measure to #37).
Training for employees of non-governmental organisations supporting food waste redistribution to improve their managerial skills and food waste redistribution expertise. Train the trainer courses to strengthen the educational expertise (ancillary measure to #80).