BFFF urges government to focus on frozen to reduce food waste

16/05/2019 - 10:04
Richard Harrow, chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), has urged the government to focus on the role frozen food can play in helping the Government achieve its ‘Step up to the Plate’ food waste targets.

Harrow, speaking after last week’s ‘Step up to the Plate’ symposium at the V&A museum in London, which was co-hosted by environment secretary Michael Gove, said that he felt frozen food was 'significant' in reducing food waste.

He said: “The scale of food waste in the UK is truly shocking and I firmly believe frozen has a vital role to play in waste reduction efforts, so I had no hesitation whatsoever in signing up to ‘Step up to the Plate’. 

Gove added: “Together, we must end the moral, economic and environmental scandal of food waste. The UK is showing real leadership in this area, but I urge businesses to join me in signing the pledge so we can bring about real change.

“Every year, around 100,000 tonnes of readily available and perfectly edible food goes uneaten. It’s time to join together and ‘Step up to the Plate’ to stop good food going to waste.”

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