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Food safety and hygiene guidance for food banks and charities

Disposing of food

Information on how to dispose of food properly.

Last updated: 13 October 2022
Last updated: 13 October 2022

You must dispose of food waste and food no longer intended or safe for human consumption properly.

If food waste or former foodstuffs are of animal origin or contain products of animal origin, you must dispose of them in a way that doesn’t pose a risk to human or animal health.

The government has guidance on how to properly dispose of food waste.