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The European Council welcomes FUSIONS outcomes in its conclusions

On 28 June 2016 the European Council adopted conclusions setting out a series of initiatives to reduce food waste and losses in the future.

These measures include calls on member states and the Commission to improve monitoring and data collection to better understand the problem, to focus on preventing food waste and losses and enhancing the use of biomass in future EU legislation, and to facilitate the donation of unsold food products to charities. The Council acknowledged FUSIONS work and welcomed FUSIONS outcomes such as the Food Waste Quantification Manual.  

While the Council conclusions support the current EU initiatives, they also urge the Commission to extend the scope of its action to include food losses.

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