On June 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to tackle climate change, feed people, address environmental justice, and promote a circular economy. The strategy released provides tangible goals that the U.S. government partners along with industry and consumers can work toward to help further prevent the loss and waste of food.  


The strategy drives progress toward the National Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal to reduce the loss and waste of food by 50% by 2030. In 2021, EPA updated its U.S. baseline to align the 2030 goal with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, which aims to reduce the amount of food from food retail, food service, and households that has been removed from the human supply chain. GCCA provided comments on the draft strategy and looks forward to continuing its work with government and industry partners to reduce food loss and waste.

Published Date

June 17, 2024


Advocacy, Cold Chain Development, Government & Regulatory Affairs


United States


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