Food Recovery Committee
About the committee
The AFDO Food Recovery Committee unites government regulators, industry officials, and other interested individuals to provide a forum to discuss and identify strategies that can be taken to prevent and divert wasted food.
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Explore existing guidelines on little free pantries and/or community fridges.
Analyze the need for food safety rules and regulations specific to donated food and to consider if such regulations should be added to the FDA Food Code.
Research the issue of date labeling as a barrier to food donation, track legislative activities related to date labeling of food, and identify potential solutions to this barrier.
Begin discussion between charitable organizations and the regulatory arena to identify areas where Class III type (labeling concerns) recalls and product withdrawals could be relabeled by hunger-relief organizations for eventual distribution to people in need.
Create an explanatory document for charitable organizations and the regulatory arena including federal regulatory guidance regarding this practice.