WRAP seeks views on draft food labelling guidance

WRAP seeks views on draft food labelling guidance

Views are being sought on new draft guidance on improvements to labeling on food products, published today (6 July) by WRAP.

7.3 million tonnes of household food is thrown away each year, around two million tonnes of which get tossed in the bin due to ‘not being used in time’. In February, WRAP declared that an estimated £1 billion of food waste could be saved by addressing existing gaps in guidance on food packaging.

The subsequent draft guidance, created in partnership with the various UK governments and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), seeks to assist packaging producers in helping to reduce household food waste and remove barriers to redistribution projects looking to donate surplus food from retailers to community groups and charities.

The guidance addresses several key areas that could make a big difference, including the meaning of different labels and when to use them, the importance of maximising ‘open’ life and the need for correct storage advice.