The Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies (APED) launched a campaign on Monday to help Portuguese to define and write. Identify the final dates of the results.
"It is a lighting campaign", within the scope of the National Food Waste Disposal Strategy, because "disinfection of leaflets, decline dates," explains the general director of Distribution Company Association of Portuguese (APED) Gonçalo Lobo Xavier. The motto of the campaign is "all the completion dates are not the same" and "recognizing that the difference makes the difference".
The aim of the user is to help define and execute it; Identifying the different indicators on decay / sustainability dates, helping to & # 39; consuming food and, above all, to waste waste.
Therefore, there are "over 1200" APED members – including Aldi, Continent, DIA – Minipreço, El Corte Inglés, Intermarché, Ikea, Jumbo / Pão de Açúcar, Lidl, Novo Horizonte and chains Pingo Doce – there will be information on how to read your deadline dates, where there is a marked time in certain cases, but after breaking it does not; means that it can not be lost.
The APED website also contains information that illustrates the differences between "cutting date" and "consistency dates", as well as a series of product preservation tips, and explains what The results that do not have the effectiveness or goods with the boundary of the boundary of the approach.
"Gonçalo Lobo Xavier said the campaign will be expanded" to other major cities in the country. "" According to European Union data, it is estimated that the retailer is responsible for 5% of food waste, "the biggest home consumption department, with a 42% weight, & # 39; add APED CEO. So, the importance of being aware of people's anti-food friction, but also to explain expiration dates ".
APED's general director said that the related seats "would be keen to have special places in their stores that help to sell" by date "and to" Provision of non-term market-based results, to IPSS – Social Providers of People Institutions and other organizations that are currently being used. "Outputs that come to an end are commercial, but still in high-quality situations," which emphasize the person in charge of the case.
These include, for example, cookies or preservation, among others. "Food products are food security, but commercially" they can not sell it, he said, saying that the aim is to be a "# 39; struggling with food waste.