CESA has released a guide about how to reduce food waste. Aimed at foodservice operators, distributors and consultants, it contains a summary of the legislation surrounding this vital area.
The guide also details the best ways for operators in all sectors to comply with requirements, and shows steps they can take to improve overall efficiency.
Dealers can use the publication to help advise end users on sustainability and the actions they can take to help combat climate change.
Reducing food waste is one of the most pressing issues, and the guide explains the current landscape with regards to how policies and initiatives, like the Courtauld Commitment, are affecting the drive towards a zero waste economy.
Many businesses are not aware of the true costs of food waste, from the cost of uneaten food to those incurred by its collection and disposal. The guide covers every step of the food’s lifecycle within a modern catering environment and offers advice on how to optimise operators’ processes in order to reduce waste as much as possible, from menu design, storage and preparation to portioning, and how to handle unpreventable waste.
It includes information about best practice for site evaluations, as well as guides to the available equipment solutions. Also covered is information about the importance of correct installation and maintenance of new equipment, and also how to ensure end users’ staff are fully trained in any new procedures these initiatives require.
The guide also includes case studies, setting out what needs to be done for a diverse range of businesses, from small cafes to large industrial caterers. The case studies also demonstrate the real reduction in costs these businesses have seen since implementing new waste disposal protocols, showing the concrete benefits they have gained.
The guide is available to download now from the Info Hub on CESA’s website, which can be accessed via the information tab on the home page.