The Impact of Date Labeling on Food Waste, Food Recovery and Donation



The Impact of Date Labeling on
Food Waste, Food Recovery and

El impacto del etiquetado de fechas sobre el desperdicio, el rescate y la donación de alimentos

This meeting is part of the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project. The Atlas project is a partnership between the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network, which explores legal and regulatory barriers to food donation, as well as opportunities for law and policy to drive donation of safe, surplus food, and shares best practices for consideration for countries involved in the project and beyond.

The meeting will bring together government officials and policymakers (along with select food donors and food recovery organizations) to discuss the role of date labels in impacting food waste, food recovery and donation. The meeting will also inform the development of a global issue brief on best practices regarding date labeling standards and policies. In addition to FLPC and GFN, the web conference series is conducted in partnership with Food Systems for the Future.

Thursday 25 March

  • 08:00 – 09:30 UTC -6 (8:00 a.m. Chicago)
  • 09:00 – 10:30 UTC -5 (9:00 a.m. ET)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 UTC -0 (1:00 p.m. London)


  • Ertharin Cousin: CEO and Founder of Food Systems for the Future; Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Food Security and Environment in the Freeman Spogli Institute; former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme; former US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture


  • Tom Heilandt: Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Estelle Herszenhorn: Special Advisor, WRAP, United Kingdom
  • Pernille Lundquist Madsen: Deputy Head of Unit, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree: U.S. Representative for Maine’s 1st Congressional District

This event is by invitation only. Attendees will be sent information and materials prior to this session.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Shapiro at


The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas was made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented from this project are those of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Walmart Foundation.


8:00 am - 9:30 am



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 25-Mar-2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am