Many other markets are increasingly turning to the power of food cultures as an additional quality hurdle to protect their brand and reduce waste. Food wastage is a global problem and a challenge in Asia, particularly in the more developed economies in the region.
The rapid urbanisation in Asia will likely see about 550 million people move to cities in Asia by 2030, according to a report by Temasek in 2018. The resulting reduction in arable land means that there is tremendous pressure on the food system.
By taking steps to reduce food waste, manufacturers can not only promote sustainability but can also boost their profits. It’s a win-win. Here are seven food waste reduction strategies that can help do just that!
- Optimize Supply Chain
- Consumer Education
- Sustainable Solutions
- Innovative Packaging
Package products in a range of portion sizes, using resealable packaging or individually sealed compartments. In addition, consider developing more innovative packaging solutions, such as embedding silver nanoparticles into plastic milk storage bottles to double the length of time before milk spoils, or use packaging that can detect when the product inside has gone bad.