Zero Hunger

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Food Safety and Waste in Hospitality

  • Nataša KilibardaEmail author
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There are differences between meaning of food loss and food waste. According to FAO (2013a), food loss is a decrease in mass or nutritional value of food originally meant for human consumption. Food waste is food that is generally considered suitable for human consumption which is thrown out, regardless of reason. Accordingly, food wastage is any food lost whether due to going bad or being thrown out. Wastage can refer to both food loss and food waste (FAO 2013a).

Food safety and food security are closely related. Food safety assurance that food will not cause harmful effect to the consumer when it is prepared and/or consumed according to its intended use (CAC 1969). Food security means when all people at all times are able to access food that is not only safe to consume but also nutritious. It also assumes a quantity that is sufficient for a healthy lifestyle (FAO 2002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singidunum UniversityBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
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  1. 1.African Forest Forum, C/o World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)NairobiKenya