On 7th June, the Council of Ministers approved the draft Law on the Prevention of Food Loss and Food Waste, the first regulation on this subject to be enacted in Spain, with the aim of reducing and preventing food wastage.
The Law contains 18 articles structured in six chapters: general provisions; obligations of the agents of the food chain; good practice measures; rationalisation of the dates of preferential consumption; instruments for promotion and control; and penalties.
With the approval of this law, Spain takes a further step towards compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 12.3 specifically states to “halve global per capita food waste at retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses in production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.”
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