WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2019 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) applauds Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) for their efforts to streamline date labels on food products and reduce food waste. Upon introduction of the bipartisan Food Date Labeling Act, the SFPA made the following statement:
“Representative Pingree and Representative Newhouse’s proposal to streamline dates on food labels is a common sense approach to fight food waste by providing consistent and clear definitions for quality and safety dates. Wasting wholesome, safe food harms consumers’ budgets and the environment, yet the problem is often preventable. Importantly, their bill would eliminate a patchwork of different state laws regarding date labels and would make it easier for food banks to receive donations. The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance applauds this legislation and thanks Representative Pingree and Representative Newhouse for their hard work.”
More information about the legislation can be found here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.