Alongside country-based research and recommendations, The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project has developed and compiled additional resources by policy area. These include:
ISSUE BRIEFS—Overviews that lay out common obstacles and best practices in each policy area.
BEST PRACTICE POLICIES AND GUIDANCE—Links to laws and policies that are currently in use by partner countries and international organizations.
WEBINAR SYNOPSES—Blog posts that summarize the major takeaways from global webinars with policymakers and stakeholders from partner countries discussing a policy area in detail, including barriers, innovations, and policy opportunities.
Check back often as more resources become available.
India—Regulation: Food Safety and Standards (Recovery and Distribution of Surplus Food) Regulation (English starts on page 5), 2019, issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
United Kingdom—Guidance: Food safety for community cooking and food banks, issued by UK Food Standards Agency
Singapore—Guidance: Guidelines on Food Donation, issued by National Environment Agency (NEA)
Best Practices for Food Safety in Food Donation
Informe sobre la promoción de la donación de alimentos: Ley y política de etiquetado de fechas
United Kingdom—Guidance: “Label better, less waste” labeling guidance, issued by Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) in partnership with UK Food Standards Agency and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Global—Guidance: General standard for the labelling of prepackaged foods, revised 2018, issued by Codex Alimentarius, International Food Standards, World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Impact of Date Labels on Food Waste, Food Recovery, and Donation
Promoting food donation: Liability protection law and policy
Informe sobre la promoción de la donación de alimentos: Ley y política de protección de la responsabilidad
United States—Law: The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (42 U.S. Code § 1791), 1995
Argentina—Law: Food Donation Law (Law No. 25989), 2004
Exploring the Role of Liability Protection in Facilitating Increased Food Donation
Promoviendo la donación de alimentos: Ley de impuesto y política
Colombia—Law: National Tax Statute (Becas por Impuestos), Art. 257-1
Peru—Law: Food Donation Law (Ley No. 30498, Ley Que Promueve La Donación de Alimentos y Facilita el Transporte de Donaciónes en Situaciones de Desastres Naturales), 2016
Australia—Strategy: National Food Waste Strategy, 2017, published by Commonwealth of Australia; accompanying National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study, 2021, Food and Agribusiness Growth Center (FIAL)
Colombia—Law: Law 1990/2019, Policy to Prevent Food Loss and Waste (por medio de la cual se crea la política para prevenir la pérdida y el desperdicio de alimentos y se dictan otras disposiciones), 2019
Strengthening food donation operations during COVID-19: Key issues and best practices for governments around the globe (August 2021 update)
Strengthening food donation operations during COVID-19: Key issues and best practices for governments around the globe (June 2020)
Exploring Global Policy Solutions to Increase Food Donation and Support Food Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
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