As it has become customary during the Italian professional trade show TUTTOFOOD, the TUTTOGOOD initiative, which collects perfectly preserved food that has not been in contact with the public and gives it to charity partners, has managed to collect more than 13,000kg of food, of which 730kg of frozen foodstuffs.
Banco Alimentare and Associazione Pane Quotidiano will distribute the food through their centers, to people in socio-economic difficulties, according to organizers.
“A show like TUTTOFOOD, with its 2,850 exhibitors and over 500 events including many cooking shows, demos and food tastings, offers a unique opportunity for the large-scale implementation of Law 155/2003 (the so-called “Good Samaritan Law”), which rescues foods such as ready-meals (as long as they are stored between 0 and 4 degrees), packaged products (salami, cheeses, etc.) not previously offered to the public, baked goods (bread, flans, desserts, etc.), fresh fruit and vegetables, and canned goods in good condition,” say the organizers.
According to a report by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition and by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, Italy wastes about 110 kg per capita of food every year. However, this situation is improving, and, thanks to the Good Samaritan Law, our country has scored 100 out of 100 in its policies for the fight against waste.
The seventh edition of TUTTOFOOD will take place at fieramilano from 6 to 9 May 2019.