UNECE Code of Good Practice (Russian language)

UNECE Code of Good Practice (Russian language)

Reducing Food Loss and Ensuring Optimum Handling of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Along the Value Chain

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The perishable nature of most fruits and vegetables means that loss and waste of products can be high. The problem of waste, in particular, has received much attention in recent years because of its impact on the environment. The Code of Good Practice It has been drawn up by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to provide guidance to the sector on how to reduce losses and waste. The Code sets out measures to be taken at the stages in the value chain before the fruit and vegetables reach the consumer, i.e. from harvest to retail. It contains actions and measures that public and private stakeholders are advised to take or put in place. It is aimed at strengthening the work already being done in this area by many food supply-chain actors. The Code consists of four distinct chapters which focus on the major segments of the fruit and vegetable supply chain – producers, traders, transporters and retailers. The chapters can be used individually. It is complemented by five annexes and a select list of reading matter that describes in detail the processes that regulate fruit and vegetables during growth, maturation, ripening and senescence and the best handling and storage practices.


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