Global Food Donation Policy Best Practices: G20 Focus

This brief provides an overview of the current food donation policy environment in G20 countries for which Atlas research exists—Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The brief highlights best practices in food donation laws and policies from G20 countries and offers recommendations for all countries to better encourage the donation and recovery of food, including:

  • Guidance on food safety for donated food
  • Strong liability protections for donors
  • Clear guidance on date labeling that allows for the donation of safe, edible food after the quality-based date
  • Tax incentives and the removal of barriers to donation
  • Government grants and incentives for food donation
  • National laws and policies on food waste
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