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Food wastage (2016)

Request

  1. What percentage of food sales was wasted in the 2015/16 financial year?
  2. In monetary terms what was the level of food production wastage in the financial year 2015/16?
  3. If there is a breakdown for these figures for each catering outlet, please also provide it.
  4. If there is any information on the most frequently wasted items (specific meals or meal elements, items such as sandwiches fruit, or branded items such as chocolate bars?) please provide a list - ranked in order of the most frequently wasted, if possible.


Response

  1. What percentage of food sales was wasted in the 2015/16 financial year?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. The House of Commons Catering Service produces on average 2.38% food waste. This is measured as the amount of prepared food wasted against the amount of food sales. This is well below the national average for the catering industry of 5%.
  2. In monetary terms what was the level of food production wastage in the financial year 2015/16?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. The food production wastage for the financial year 2015/16 was £57,194.
  3. If there is a breakdown for these figures for each catering outlet, please also provide it.
    Breakdown for each catering outlet.
  4. If there is any information on the most frequently wasted items (specific meals or meal elements, items such as sandwiches fruit, or branded items such as chocolate bars?) please provide a list - ranked in order of the most frequently wasted, if possible.
    This information is not held by the House of Commons. The House does not record the most frequently wasted items.