Selangor Journal

#zerofoodwastage encourages to stop wasting food

BY NORHAYATI UMOR
SHAH ALAM, JUNE 1: Sunway Berhad through Sunway Hotels & Resorts has recently launched the Sunway #zerofoodwastage (Zero Food Wastage) campaign to help the less fortunate and ultimately address food wastage issue.
The #zerofoodwastage campaign which is now in its second year was an idea by the Yang Amat Mulia, Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah with the goal to stop food wastage in hotels throughout the month of Ramadan.
Tengku Zatasha said that among the biggest challenge to implement this campaign is ensuring the food cleanliness and safety to make sure it is in a good condition and not contaminated.
“Food quality must be maintained according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) such as wrapping it using airtight plastic and reheated so that is it safe for consumption.
“Many hotels showed interests to participate but there are also many that refused due to their policy not to give away leftover food and we need to understand and respect that,” she said.
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She hopes the campaign will attract more participation from the industry and the support from public to stop food wastage.
At the same time, its Deputy Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Razman M. Hashim said, through that programme, leftover food that has not been touched and is still in good condition will be distributed to over 100 individuals every day with the assistance from Kechara Soup Kitchen, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
He said, 270,000 metric tonnes of food is estimated to be wasted every day in Ramadan, hence the initiative to address the issue.
“I hope the programme can educate the public not to waste food besides giving them the awareness to help the poor and those in need,” he said.

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