La Plataforma de la UE sobre Pérdidas de Alimentos publica el siguiente informe sobre “Redistribution of surplus food: Examples of practices in the Member States”.
Un documento que contempla diferentes prácticas sobre la donación de alimentos que se están llevando a cabo en la UE con el fin de ayudar a otros países a implementar normativas para reducir las pérdidas y el desperdicio alimentario.
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The purpose of this document “Redistribution of surplus food: examples of practices in the Member States”, adopted by the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) on 6 May 2019, is to illustrate how Member States implement EU rules to facilitate food donation in practice.
The document follows the structure of the EU guidelines on food donation2 , adopted in 2017, in order to facilitate information sharing according to specific areas of legislation (e.g. food hygiene, food information to consumers etc.). It addresses areas where EU legislation prevails (e.g. on food hygiene, labelling, VAT etc.) as well as those governed by national rules (e.g. liability, other taxation). This document is descriptive in nature and is not intended to provide analyses or recommendations.
The document was prepared from contributions received by members of the EU Platform on FLW who remain solely responsible for its content. It should be noted that national authorities are responsible for ensuring coherence of food donation practices with relevant EU rules. The EU guidelines on food donation clarify the relevant provisions of EU legislation which apply when food products are made available by the holder, free of charge. However, the process of food redistribution, whereby surplus food that might otherwise be wasted is recovered, collected and provided to people, may not in all cases be free of charge.
The primary objective of this document is to focus on Member States’ practices in regard to food donation; however some members of the EU Platform on FLW have also provided information related to food redistribution. Given that food redistribution practices are rapidly evolving, this document will be updated on a regular basis to reflect most recent practices, taking into account regulatory and policy developments in the Member States.