Accepting and integrating the sale of off-grade produce (short shelf life, different size/shape/color), also known as "imperfect produce", into food business menu planning and product lines
Bon Appetit Management Company launched the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program in 2014. By engaging directly with farmers and distributors to procure imperfect produce and working with chefs to incorporate this supply into menu offerings, the company pioneered a novel approach to waste reduction that it continues to expand today.
Modifying packaging sizes and designs to optimize consumer consumption and avoid residual container waste
Standardizing food label dates, including eliminating visible “sell by” dates, to reduce consumer confusion
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