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Czech Republic’s new law on food waste

 27-02-2018

In early 2018, the Czech government passed an amendment to the “Food Act” which now requires all food retailers (with a store surface of above 400m²) to facilitate food waste reduction by establishing contracts with relevant charitable organizations to donate unsold food to charities. Read the amendment here (Czech Language). 

As stated by Veronika Lachova, Deputy Chairman of the Czech Federation of food banks: "This new law will undoubtedly support the efforts of our 14 member food banks in rescuing more and nutritious surplus food for the benefits of our charity partners which take care of vulnerable people in our country"

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