Alongside the publication of the Food Strategy, Defra has also launched a consultation seeking views on options to improve food waste reporting by large food businesses in England.

Defra wants to know what retailers think of their options for improving food surplus and waste reporting by large food businesses in England.

They are seeking views on the following:

  • options for improving food waste reporting
  • types of businesses in scope
  • material in scope to be reported
  • the reporting process which businesses in scope will need to follow for any regulation
  • costs and impacts of any regulation
  • enforcement of any regulations

The consultation is open until 5th September, and the BRC will be submitting an industry response. 

Members are invited to get in touch with us and share feedback and views.