SS 640:2018

Code of practice for food waste management for food retail, wholesale and distribution establishments


This Singapore Standard specifies the recommended best practices for food retail, wholesale and distribution establishments in developing their food waste management plans. It sets out recommendations and guidelines for proper food waste management at various stages in the food value chain, from the receiving of materials, to preparation, storage, packing, transportation/distribution, sales and disposal of food loss and waste (FLW) (see Figure 1).

The deletion or swapping of stages or processes is only permitted if it does not significantly change the overall conclusions of the study. Any decision to omit or swap stages or processes should be clearly stated and the reasons and implications for their omission or swapping should be explained.




Status Current
Edition 2018
No. of Pages 32
ICS Classification 13.020.20 Environmental economics. Sustainability
13.030.99 Other standards related to wastes
67.020 Processes in the food industry
Committee Food Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption -