FDA, EPA and USDA Renew Inter-Agency Food Waste Reduction Initiative
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FDA, EPA and USDA Renew Inter-Agency Food Waste Reduction Initiative

On December 17, 2020, three U.S. agencies: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced the renewal of the Formal Agreement Among EPA, FDA and USDA Relative to Cooperation and Coordination on Food Loss and Waste. The renewed agreement has a three-year term.

The Winning on Reducing Food Waste Federal Interagency Strategy prioritizes action areas to reduce food loss and waste. As related activities and projects are completed through 2020, the EPA, USDA and FDA will continue to add to and build upon the framework to show progress.

The initiative includes six priority areas:

  • Priority Area 1: Enhance Interagency Coordination
  • Priority Area 2: Increase Consumer Education and Outreach Efforts
  • Priority Area 3: Improve Coordination and Guidance on Food Loss and Waste Measurement
  • Priority Area 4: Clarify and Communicate Information on Food Safety, Food Date Labels, and Food Donations
  • Priority Area 5: Collaborate with Private Industry to Reduce Food Loss and Waste Across the Supply Chain
  • Priority Area 6: Encourage Food Waste Reduction by Federal Agencies in their Respective Facilities
Tags: EPA, FDA, USDA
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