Bakery products make up the majority of food waste in Slovakia

Bakers suggest low prices are behind this.

Bakery products most often go to waste in Slovak households, a 2019 NPPC survey found.Bakery products most often go to waste in Slovak households, a 2019 NPPC survey found. (Source: TASR)

Bakery products often go to waste in schools and households in Slovakia. Cheap prices could have something to do with this.

A survey conducted by the National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC) has revealed 39 percent of the waste produced in schools and households is bakery products.

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“This figure is enormously high,” Slovak Association of Bakers, Pastry Cooks and Pasta-makers (SZPCC) head Tatiana Lopúchová said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Fruit and vegetables (32 percent), dairy products and milk (16 percent), meat products (7 percent) and confections (6 percent) followed in the survey.

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