In an objective formulated in 2009, the Dutch government announced its intention to reduce food waste by 20% by 2015. Wageningen UR has developed a food monitor to help the government to take targeted measures.
The Food Waste Monitor gives a detailed and systematic overview of breakdowns and destinations in regular flows in the food chain. The ‘use by’ date is an important aspect of reducing food waste. Wageningen UR has brought out a brochure to clear up confusion about the real meaning of ‘use by’ dates.