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Food Safety

Action and implementation

European Consumer Food Waste Forum

In order to support the development of the pilot project European Consumer Food Waste Forum and address prevention of food waste at the level of consumers, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety is seeking support of the Joint Research Centre. In this regard, the Joint Research Centre is looking to establish a multi-disciplinary forum of researchers and practitioners in the area of consumer food waste prevention.

The call for applications from interested stakeholders closed on 12 August 2021. Relevant information regarding the pilot project, as well as the call for expression of interest, can be found at the links below:

Action taken by the EU countries, regions and cities as well as farmers, industry, food banks, consumer- and other NGOs is essential to prevent food waste all along the value chain and tackle varying situations across countries and regions.

Through its dedicated sub-group on 'Action and Implementation', the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste aims to help the different sector organisations (public/private) and actors in the food supply chain in identifying and implementing effective food waste prevention initiatives and facilitate the uptake of best practices.

Mandate: sub-group 'Action and Implementation'

In particular, the sub-group: