The first deliverable of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Waste has been published: it is a document which illustrates how Member States implement EU rules to facilitate food donation in practice. The document follows the structure of the EU guidelines on food donation, in order to facilitate information sharing according to specific areas of legislation (e.g. food hygiene, food information to consumers etc.).
It addresses areas where EU legislation prevails (e.g. on food hygiene, labelling, VAT etc.), as well as those governed by national rules (e.g. liability, other taxation). The document will be updated on a regular basis.
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