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Sustainable Management of Food

Federal Agencies Agreement With ReFED to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

On April 10, 2019 the leaders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a formal agreement with ReFED, Inc. to collaborate on efforts to reduce food waste in the United States. The agencies and ReFED agreed to develop approaches for measuring the success of food waste strategies, advance data collection and measurement efforts, and to participate in the Further with Food: Center for Food Loss and Waste, among other activities. The agreement was signed by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas, and ReFED Chief of Staff Katy Franklin.

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