FSA signs pledge to cut food waste


The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has pledged its support to the UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, which brings together organisations from across the food system to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable for the future.

The FSA is a founding signatory in WRAP’s Courtauld 2025 campaign, which will:

  • Reduce the resource intensity of the UK’s food and drink by one fifth, saving £20 billion in 10 years
  • Bring together leading organisations from across the food chain to work together to tackle food and drink waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water intensity
  • Gather signatories, including all major UK food retailers, brands, food service companies, trade bodies and local authorities (90 are already signed up).

The FSA will build on the work it has done with WRAP and Love Food Hate Waste already to help people reduce food waste and get more value from the food and drink they buy.

Michael Wight, head of food safety at the FSA, says, “Food is a valuable commodity and this is why we cannot afford to let food go to waste. We welcome WRAP’s initiative.

“We want to help consumers get more value from foods they consume by understanding the broader issues around sustainability. We also want consumers to be empowered with the right tools to understand how their behaviours and shopping habits can help to reduce food waste.”

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