SACRAMENTO, May 11, 2022 — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program has announced new regulations supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by redirecting human food by–products to livestock feed, instead of going to waste and adding to methane emissions.
CalRecycle reports that Californians throw away approximately 6 million tons of food per year. CDFA's new regulations promote a decrease in food waste by redirecting food by–products to livestock feed, as long as the by–products are properly stored and handled and retain nutritional value. Examples of by–products are wet citrus pulp, tomato pomace, expired bakery products, wet distillers grains, restaurant leftovers, and fruits and vegetables that don't meet market expectations.
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