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The Italian government is enforcing a new labeling law to distinguish between fresh bread and those that have undergone 'preservative' methods to increase shelf life. Pic: ©GettyImages/benidio

Italy enforces fresh bread labeling law

By Gill Hyslop

Italy is to enforce a new labeling law today (December 19) to distinguish fresh bread from products that have been ‘preserved for prolonged durability’.

The service helps retailers shift more than 1.3 million products each month, that would likely have gone unsold otherwise. © Zéro-Gâchis

SPOTLIGHT ON START-UPS

Waste-zapping app looks for new retail partners

By Niamh Michail

Helping retailers shift over 1.3 million products that would have been wasted otherwise is just the first step for French company, Zéro-Gâchis, which has set its sights on expanding to Spain, Belgium and beyond.

'In order for the Pantry app to be most effective, we envisage that collaboration with a large grocery retailer could be the way forward,' said lead researcher Elliot Woolley. © iStock

Industry must help consumers cut food waste, say app developers

By Niamh Michail

Focusing food waste efforts on industry when most waste happens at home is misdirected but industry must share best practice to help consumers cut waste, say the developers of a smart phone app that slashes domestic food waste by 34%.

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