Waste food recycled in feed and pet food

20-04-2007 | |

Irish company Food Surplus Management (FSM) recycles packaged food which is no longer fit for sale-into food into products for the pet food, animal feed, technical and bio-fuel industries. The processing plant can recycle up to 400 tonnes of raw material per week.

FSM specialises in the recovery of short-dated and out
of date packaged food products for the wholesale and retail food sector in
Ireland. It has been granted a licence to handle material which was originally
fit for human consumption, but is becoming short-dated or out of date, including
meat and dairy products, food factory waste, food waste from supermarkets and
other retail outlets, and food waste from wholesalers and distributors. FSM also
handles products which fail quality standards, and damaged or recalled
products.

Solution for waste food
At the presentation of the
plant licence to FSM, Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin said FSM provides
manufacturers and retailers with an EU-compliant solution for handling high
quality packaged waste food. FSM sales and marketing director Niall J Lord said
the company offers a cost effective and environmentally compliant alternative to
landfill.

Complete product destruction
According to the
company, one of their customers’ greatest fears is that short-dated or redundant
material might re-enter the market. FSM ensures this does not happen,
guaranteeing complete product and brand destruction. All suitable packaging is
recycled.

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Surplus Management

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(Source: Irishexaminer.com)

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