The fate of delay. As in the trading network get rid of substandard products

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori in the supermarketThe fate of delay. As in the trading network get rid of substandard products© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

MOSCOW, Aug 11 — RIA Novosti, Natalia Dembinski. Daily trading network is utilized tons of food — expired and those whose expiry date has not expired, but lost marketability. Estimates of the retail companies Association (ACORT), the share of food waste (which, in addition to «delay,» include substandard, and that could not be realized) accounts for up to seven percent of the total volume of the goods purchased. What do shops with this «ballast», distribute the products to needy and organized utilization in the material RIA Novosti.

In the lead — vegetables and fruits

First removed from the shelves for perishable and sensitive to storage conditions of products. As a rule, that are sold fresh, without any processing. For example, chilled meat or milk. They have a shelf life of several days.

However, the rules storage is often not met, and the food may spoil even before the expiration date, said Sergey Protein, food chemical engineer. When buying better to trust their own feelings, to evaluate appearance and odor of the products. In the network stores the goods not the first freshness usually offer discounts.

«This deal with licensed companies with which we have signed the contract,» — said Maria Kurnosova, representative of the «AUCHAN Retail business Russia».

Some stores return unsold products to suppliers, but for them, recycling is a pretty expensive procedure, because it has specific requirements. So, many of the suppliers according to the norms SanPiN have no right to keep food waste at the company. In addition, prohibited transport of waste in the same trucks that carry a normal product.© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptor in the supermarketThe fate of delay. As in the trading network get rid of substandard products© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptor in the supermarket

«A machine on the route is one she brought was unloaded and left with nothing, which leads to a doubling of logistics costs,» complains Dmitry Vostrikov, CEO of «Rusprodsoyuz».

Food rotting in landfills

Industry claim: overdue products can be recycled — for example, for the manufacture of fertilizers, compost or biofuel. But it keep legislative restrictions. As a result, this kind of business in the country practically is not developed.

«In Russia there are special recycling companies for food products, so the delay is sent to special landfills, waste», — says Vostrikov.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka range «Guinobatan» in the Novosibirsk regionThe fate of delay. As in the trading network get rid of substandard products© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka range «Guinobatan» in the Novosibirsk region

The expert points out that the industry repeatedly raised the question of the establishment of the recycling of goods — all, including food. There are many options for re-use.

Thus, on the one hand, retailers have to bear the direct losses, instead of establishing mutually beneficial relationships with processors substandard products. On the other hand, what’s worse, tons of food waste rotting in landfills is constantly increasing in volume and poisoning the environment.

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