Egypt: Draft Food Waste Law Considered

Egypt: Draft Food Waste Law Considered News developments

Egypt: Draft Food Waste Law Considered

Egypt Today, 4 May 2022: Egypt’s House of Representatives has considered a new draft food waste law.

It aims to regulate the disposal of food and encourage it to be redistributed, recycled and donated.

It aims to ban food which is edible and can be redistributed from being thrown away.

Anyone who wastes edible food will be fined between 100,000 and 500,000 Egyptian Pounds.

Under the law, a national programme will be established by the Egyptian Food Safety Authority and the Social Solidarity Ministry.

The disposal of unsold food at retailers will also be illegal and this food will have to be donated.

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Benjamin Filaferro