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hygienic

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:30 PM

Hi all, what ideas that you have can be implemented in a food business help in reduction of food wastage ? Practical ideas /thoughts? Thanks, Hygienic



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:48 PM

This is kind of vague.   What type of business, etc, would help get an answer the question.  



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:49 PM

It's a very broad question. What kind of food waste is it? Ingredients or prepared items? What type of items? Why is the food being thrown out?



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:53 PM

Depends on which level and which type. Some I've been involved in:

  • Crystal manufacturers (salt or sugar)
    • Near complete accounting of wasted crystal for re-melt (reprocessing)
      • Including floor drain traps, gathering of floor sweep
  • Meat processing
    • Trimmings sold to animal feed manufacturers, turning waste into $$ (this was prior to recent animal feed regs, so this might be harder to do now)
  • Grocery distributor
    • Contracts with local state institutions (prisons, etc.) to sell near expired (and some past best by) goods
    • Donations of slow moving (probably would end up expiring) goods to local food kitchens or other charitable orgs (inventory turn/write off)
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Posted 17 August 2021 - 03:35 PM

The Parnell family led the charge awhile ago on preventing food waste, but their methods probably shouldn't be advocated on this particular forum.



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 06:16 PM

Apologies for not specify the business, however appreciate if I get ideas in food waste reduction in catering services ,where the food is prepared ,cooked and served .
Your thoughts are welcome.






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