UK Food Businesses To Introduce Mandatory Sustainability Targets
In its annual report, The Food Foundation said that the food industry in the UK urgently needs a legally enforced framework of health and sustainability targets.
The State of the Nation’s Food Industry report said that we need to take action against obesity-linked diseases now reported in the NHS and the destruction modern food production has on our environment.
A number of businesses, including the Food Foundation, are asking the Government to introduce a mandatory scheme that would require all large UK food businesses to report data on sales of fruits and vegetables, high fat salt and sugar food, plant-based proteins and meat-based proteins, as well as the tonnage of unsold food that is thrown away.
For the first time, the report identifies and ranks Britain’s best and worst performing supermarkets, caterers, and restaurant chains according to their promotion of healthy, sustainable food. The outlets most acclaimed for their attempts to address these issues are Lidl, Tesco and Greggs along with the reigning leaders, Sainsbury’s.
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