Petitioning MP Hilary Benn and 2 others

Change the Food Safety & Hygiene regulations 2013 - Re-look at Best Before & Expiry Dates.

We need the FSA to re look at the food labelling procedure and amend the regulations on Best Before & Use By Dates. As part of The Real Junk Food Project we have saved hundreds of tons of edible food and redistributed it amongst our local communities, in cafes, schools & community centres, on a daily basis, we have proved with facts and figures that this food is perfectly fine to consume. While communities up and down the country are struggling financially & almost 1 in 3 children are living in food poverty in many parts of the UK, it's a shame we still have perfectly edible food going into landfill due to these old regulations. We are demanding a common sense approach for food labelling, so that the supermarkets are able to control better their surplus food waste & the food industry can better control its output. It's unfair to have people going hungry in 2017 in the UK while tonnes of food are being thrown at the same time due to laws and regulations that are not inline with the reality on the ground. We have been visited by the local authority and now are facing legal proceedings because we saved some food from going to waste and apparently broke the law & allowed common sense to prevail. We have not been thanked by the local authorities for rescuing hundreds of tonnes of food and helping thousands of families & children throughout the UK, but they're quick to penalise rather than to sit down and discuss what we can do better together, by listening and having an open dialogue. The law needs to be updated and everybody should be invited to the conversation.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • MP Hilary Benn
  • food standards agency
  • MP
    Stuart Andrew

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