UK: Chilled foods are not so wasteful

The UK Chilled Foods Association (CFA) has responded to criticism that the manufacture and sale of chilled prepared foods is “incredibly wasteful” compared with frozen and ambient foods. CFA emphasizes that just-in-time ingredient sourcing manufacture and distribution enables wastage in chilled food production to be tightly controlled.
Moreover, Climate Change Agreement data demonstrate that the chilled food sector in the UK has reduced its carbon intensity by 22% since 1999. CFA data indicate that wastage of chilled foods has been reduced 40% over the past 3 years.