COVID-19 driving Canadians to waste less food: survey

A new nationwide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and food waste behaviours have […]

Second Harvest partners with Loblaws to fight food waste in B.C.

Press Release Today, Loblaw Companies Limited and Second Harvest further solidified their commitment to tackle food waste in Canada with the expansion of FoodRescue.ca to British Columbia. Made possible by a donation of $415,000 from Loblaw to Second Harvest, this free online platform connects food businesses directly with social services and non-profit organizations who feed […]

IKEA’s new salmon ball cuts down on food waste

Press Release Today, IKEA Canada grows its (m)eatball range, introducing the salmon ball to restaurants from coast to coast. Joining its predecessors — the Swedish meatball and plant-based veggie ball – the salmon ball is a natural next step in making IKEA Restaurants a destination for more sustainably sourced food at an affordable price. Made from ASC-certified […]

EDC invests in Canadian food technology company P&P Optica

Press Release Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s Export Credit Agency, is pleased to announce a $1 million investment into Canadian Cleantech company P&P Optica (PPO), an Ontario-based firm that uses imaging and machine-learning to assess food composition and quality as well as detect contamination by foreign objects. Benefits include improving the overall Canadian food supply and reducing waste in this […]

Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release report on avoidable food waste

Press Release Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada — amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes — is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total […]

National launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada

Press Release Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day. Canadians are among the worst of the developed nations when […]

Trend Report: Restaurants, cities and consumers are taking notice of food waste

By Jo-Ann McArthur One of the trends explored in the 2018 Nourish Trend Report is growing consumer awareness of food waste and associated plastic garbage. As we round the corner towards 2019 we foresee that trend strengthening further. How you respond to this trend could drastically impact your business. Plastic is the new enemy Restaurant […]

World-first project: Measuring food waste across the Canadian supply chain

Press Release Second Harvest is working with Value Chain Management International (VCMI) on a ground-breaking food loss and waste (FLW) project, funded by the generous support of The Walmart Foundation. A world first, the project is researching FLW from a whole of Canadian chain perspective – from primary production to consumer. The project encompasses Canada’s food and […]