Content tagged with "food donation"
Food waste: France is the most sustainable country
In France, supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked. This has helped France become the best country in terms of food sustainability. Japan, Germany, Spain and Sweden rounded out the top five in an index published the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which graded 34 nations based on food waste, environment-friendly agriculture and quality nutrition.
New European regulation on food donation
The Commission adopted new guidelines to facilitate food donation in the EU, a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The aim is to clarify relevant EU legislation and help lift barriers to food donation.
Developed in consultation with the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, the EU food donation guidelines seek to facilitate compliance of providers and recipients of surplus food with relevant requirements...
Tinder for food: An App for sharing leftovers
OLIO is a mobile phone app founded in Britain and part of a wave of businesses using technology to cut waste and help the environment. Users download the app on their phones, create an account and upload a picture and a short description of the food they want to give away, from bananas to fresh herbs to lactose-free baby powder. They can contact each other via private messages to arrange for pick-ups, either at home or in a public place for the more privacy-conscious.more...
Facilitating food donation: The Good Samaritan Law
The General Food Law (EC Regulation 178/2002) identifies food donation as a “market operation”, and food donors as “food business operators”, which means that all actors taking part in food donation have to comply with the EU food legislation concerning responsibility, liability, traceability, food health and food safety. Prospective food donors often decide to discard surplus food instead of distributing it to charities or food banks in order to avoid risks associated with liability for donated food...more...
Solutions for a better food donation system in Croatia
Since Croatia is still on it's way when it comes to learning from good practices of other countries in the area of food donations, great amount of education is needed for all stakeholders.more...
The culture of food donations in Croatia
On November 1st 2015 the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture adopted the Rules on the conditions, criteria and ways of donating food and food for animals. These rules lay down detailed conditions, criteria and ways of donating food in Croatia. Also, they assure that Croatian enterprises do not have to pay VAT on the food donations.more...
Rules on food donations: The growing number of social supermarkets in Croatia
Before the changes of Rules on donating food in 2015, Croatian enterprises had to pay VAT when they donated food, which is no longer the case. In fact, before these changes, it was more profitable for the enterprises to waste food instead of donate it. Even though the rules have changed, the problems are still numerous and still are not solved from the legislative side – the growing number of social supermarkets is surely one of the most visible.more...
The first learning activity took place in Zagreb, Croatia!
From January 30th until February 3rd 2017 in RRiF College for Financial Management in Zagreb, the first learning activity within Hi4CSR finally took place!
Find out what topics were discussed as well as what are the consortium's future activities!
Overview of the current legislation concerning food donations in EU Member States
The General Food Law, the Food Hygiene Package, Tax legislation and the Waste Framework Directive - Directive 2008/98/EC12: Legislation concerning food donations in EU Member States.
New CSR regulations in Slovenian legislation
In March 2017, Slovenian parliament adopted the amendments to the Companies Act, which transpose the provisions of European Directive on Obligatory Non-Financial Reporting into Slovenian legal order.more...