SAVE Tips

Steps Toward a More Efficient Food System:

Farm:

  • Expanded secondary markets for cosmetically imperfect produce
  • Farm-level recovery via paid “concurrent picking”
  • Incentives to promote complete harvests and donations.


Processing/Distribution:

  • Reengineering production processes and product designs
  • Secondary uses for trimming and peels
  • Proper training for handling and storage
  • Increased food donations


Supermarkets:

  • Waste audits and product loss analysis
  • Discount offers for near-expiration items
  • Redesigned product displays with less excess
  • Standardized labeling
  • Increased food donations


Restaurants:

  • Limited menu choices and flexible portioning
  • Waste audits
  • Staff engagement programs
  • Standard leftover take-away
  • Increased food donation

 

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