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Food waste has been of growing concern in the society over the past 10 years, and especially the focus on food waste prevention. This is the case both in Norway and the Scandinavian countries, as well as in Europe and globally. Up to now most efforts have been allocated to developing good statistics for food waste over the whole food chain, get a good definition of food waste, develop strategies and implement measures for food waste prevention at each stage in the food chain as well as between actors along the chain, and finally to develop governmental policies and regulations of food wasting and treatment of food waste. Activities to cope with increasing food waste globally have been initiated both by UNEP, FAO, OECD, and EU. EU DG Sante has established an Expert Platform for food waste prevention in 2016, with experts and representation from all 28 EU countries as well as private organizations, NGOs, etc. Main focus in 2017 will be on food redistribution guidelines, on guidelines for measuring food waste, and on date labeling and food waste.


Edible food waste Scandinavia Household food waste Prevention 


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  1. 1.Ostfold Research, Stadion 4FredrikstadNorway

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