World’s Largest Food Companies Agree to Labeling Aimed at Cutting Food Waste


Some of the world’s largest food companies and retailers supported a resolution announced on the sidelines of the UN to simplify labels on food products that can confuse shoppers and lead to food waste GETTY/AFP / SCOTT OLSON

Many of the world’s largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labeling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

Large global companies, including Wal-Mart Stores, Tesco, Kellogg, Nestle, Carrefour and Unilever, supported a “call to action” sponsored by the Consumer Goods Forum and unveiled on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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