Is it true that hospitality businesses will soon have to submit reports on their food waste? Where should we look for guidance on this?

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Is it true that hospitality businesses will soon have to submit reports on their food waste? Where should we look for guidance on this?

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The Government pledged to introduce a new, mandatory duty to report on food waste in the Waste and Resources Strategy, published in 2018. Once the reporting requirement is in place, the Government will be able to set national targets for food waste reduction.

A consultation on this duty was originally planned for 2019; it was postponed due to the Covid pandemic and in its place, we are now awaiting a government White Paper. The government’s recommendations will be informed by the National Food Strategy report by Henry Dimbleby, published in July 2021.

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