CESA has released a guide aimed at helping foodservice operators, distributors and consultants understand better how to reduce food waste.
Many care home businesses are not aware of the true costs of food waste, from the cost of uneaten food to those incurred by its collection and disposal. The guide covers every step of the food’s life cycle within a modern catering environment and offers advice on how to optimise your process in order to reduce waste as much as possible, from menu design, storage and preparation to portioning, and how to handle unpreventable waste.
Sustainability and climate change are becoming increasingly important issues to confront. They require action at every level. Reducing food waste is one of the most pressing issues, and the guide explains the current landscape with regards to how policies and initiatives, like the Courtauld Commitment, are affecting the drive towards a zero waste economy.
The guide includes information about best practice for site evaluations, as well as guides to the available equipment solutions. Also covered is information about the importance of correct installation and maintenance of new equipment, and also how to ensure your staff are fully trained in any new procedures these initiatives require.
The guide is available to download now from the Info Hub on CESA’s website, which can be accessed via the information tab on the home page.