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A 'preferably eaten before' date planned to cut food waste

Anti-gaspIN its campaign to cut food waste the French government has proposed a new labelling system that provides consumers with a 'preferably eaten before' date.

Agriculture minister, Guillaume Garot, has signed an agreement with major food suppliers to feature packaging with À consommer de préférence avant… on them, in an attempt to reduce by half the amount of food wasted in France.

The agreement also outlines an awareness campaign amongst the public and in schools, and hopes to make it easier for food to be donated, with a website also set to be launched to enable people to donate food that would otherwise go to waste.

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