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The law must change to enable the donation of tons of food going to waste

16 August 2018 3:40 PM
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Tatjana von Bormann says the sell-by date and the use by dates are indeed one of the causes unnecessary food waste.

Do you stick to food labels?

Do you stick to the sell by, use by and best before dates on food products?

Have you ever had something past these dates, especially the best before date? What happened?

READ: Hate plastic? Grocer Nude Foods doesn’t have any of it! It’s also cheaper…

South Africa has a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which includes ending poverty in all its forms (SDG 1).

Ending hunger and achieving food security and improved nutrition (SDG 2), and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns including the aim to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030” (SDG 12).

It is inconceivable that about a third of the food produced in South Africa goes to waste every year.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, co-ordinator at WWF South Africa Tatjana Von Bormann says the sell-by date and the use by dates are indeed one of the causes unnecessary food waste.

Much of the legislation is in place to protect us the consumer and these food health scares can be terrifying as you know.

Tatjana Von Bormann, Co-Ordinator at WWF South Africa

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : The law must change to enable the donation of tons of food going to waste


16 August 2018 3:40 PM
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Food
Waste
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