Food waste is a well-recognized issue throughout the food supply chain. Loss estimates run anywhere from 30% to 50%. Water, fertilizer, manpower, facility overhead costs, delivery/planting/production/storage and delivery, carbon emissions, environmental pollution and other food production expenses are lost along with the food that cannot be consumed.
Food waste, as defined by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, refers to the “discarding or alternative (non-food) use of food that is safe and nutritious for human consumption along the entire food supply chain, from primary production to the end household consumer level.”
In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever domestic goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030.
This webinar will look at food waste reduction strategies and sustainability. When companies target food waste prevention, not only are they in a self-directed cost savings strategy, but the result can often impact sustainability, the environment and food security.
The acceptance of small margins throughout the food supply chain is a state of mind that must be overcome through better food waste management system.
Most companies will not move off ground zero to attack sustainability, pollution or potential food security issues until they can justify cultural changes from a cost savings position. Food waste reduction provides the business goal that justifies the business shift the food industry needs.
In this webinar, we will explore the interrelationships among lost revenues, food waste, sustainability, and environmental pollution. Measurement of food waste throughout processes will be explored with the objective of partitioning losses, setting improvement targets and reporting savings up the management structure.
A ground up strategy will be presented along with information from companies that have been working on how to reduce food waste globally, and been able to show cost savings as well as reduced food waste and improved sustainability.
Years of Experience: 20+ years
Areas of Expertise: Food Safety and Quality
Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation. He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator. He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation and transportation controls. He has previously published books entitled “Food Fraud”, “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation 2nd edition”, “Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls, and “Teams and Teamwork”. All are available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.View all trainings by this speaker