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There are many resources available to businesses to help reduce food waste:
How to track food waste in your kitchen.
Establishing a food waste tracking system is the first step to understand what foods may be wasted and why. This short guide shows businesses how to get started, train staff to track waste and use the data to make improvements. The food waste tracking sheet can be printed and posted in kitchen areas. You can then use the food waste analysis spreadsheet to analyze your tracking results and calculate how much money is being lost through food waste.
How to prevent and manage food waste
86 Food Waste (from the National Restaurant Association and World Wildlife Fund) provides a series of information sheets to help restaurant kitchens to prevent and manage food waste. Resources include procurement best practices, menu redesign concepts, customer messaging and a food waste calculator.
Hotel Kitchen provides resources targeted to the unique teams and roles within hotel foodservice to including:
Wasted Food Wasted Money campaign from Oregon DEQ provides information on how to make the business casefor preventing food waste, and resources including a short guides for the grocery, restaurant and commercial food service sectors.
James Beard Foundation’s Waste Not is a free online course (formerly Full-Use Kitchen) that teaches food waste reduction strategies on food safety, food processing, technical and gastronomic approaches.
Work Smart, Wise Up on Waste provides detailed information on purchasing, storage, production planning, preparation to order, portioning and plate waste, and disposal.
Many local businesses already implement successful food waste prevention practices that keep food out of the landfill and saves businesses money.
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