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3 Food Producers Named as U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

Danone North America, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods have achieved the honor by committing to food loss and waste reduction activities that will reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030.

Usda Eps Food Loss And Waste 2030 Champions

The USDA and EPA have named three more food manufacturers—that have committed to reducing food loss and waste in their U.S. operations by 50% by 2030—as U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. The companies include Danone North America, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods.

The new 2030 champions have committed to specific food loss and waste reduction activities. For instance, Danone North America is working to reduce food waste within its operations and supply chain. In addition to ongoing efforts in its manufacturing facilities, Smithfield Foods is innovating its feed formulations to include byproducts and investing in specialized equipment to facilitate the efficient processing of difficult-to-recycle packaged bakery products, while Tyson Foods is improving inventory management and supply planning, as well as composting and donating wholesome food.

“EPA recognizes the important role that public and private partnerships play in order to tackle our shared pollution challenges comprehensively,” says EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. ”We are excited for our ongoing work with government partners and industry leaders, like the 2030 Champions, to prevent and reduce food waste across the supply chain.”


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The new members join a growing list of companies representing all segments of the agri-food supply chain. To see the full list of 2030 champions, click here.

The effort is part of a USDA-wide focus on climate, the most recent cornerstone of which is the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, which provides up to $1 billion for pilot projects that create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon. The USDA is now accepting project applications for fiscal year 2022.

Details on becoming a U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champion can be found at www.usda.gov/foodlossandwaste/champions and www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/united-states-food-loss-and-waste-2030-champions.


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