Food wastage : a concern across the South African quick service restaurant supply chain

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dc.contributor.author Marx-Pienaar, Nadene Johanna Maria Magdalena
dc.contributor.author Du Rand, Gerrie Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Annemarie T.
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Hennie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-09T06:07:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-09T06:07:09Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract Global estimates suggest that between one third to half of all food produced never reach the human stomach. Recent figures estimate South African (SA) food waste at R61.5 billion per annum (current exchange rate R12.23 = $1). With the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) reports underscoring the food insecurity of many SA households, addressing food wastage in SA has become a matter of great significance. Unfortunately, information pertaining to food waste in SA tends to be limited. Not only is information detailing the proportion of waste at key supply chain areas needed, identifying critical areas of concern with possible mitigating strategies is also warranted. This study aimed at alleviating the knowledge deficit regarding food waste by investigating current food product practices throughout a SA quick service restaurant (QSR) supply chain. Data collection entailed two phases. Phase one involved a supply chain audit that documented practices and managerial protocols which could contribute towards unnecessary wastage. Phase two involved interviewing QSR managers, which allowed identifying possible mitigating strategies. Results revealed that production, distribution and packaging in particular secondary packaging warrants attention. However, in terms of human resources, findings also accentuated consumers’, managers’, and employees’ general awareness of food waste as worrisome. en_ZA
dc.description.department Consumer Science en_ZA
dc.description.department Food Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.witpress.com/transactions/view/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-environment en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marx-Pienaar, N., Du Rand, G., Viljoen A. et al. 2019, 'Food wastage : a concern across the South African quick service restaurant supply chain', WIT Transactions on Ecology and Environment, vol. 231, pp. 237-243. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1743-3541 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.2495/WM180221
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/75091
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher WIT Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 WIT Press en_ZA
dc.subject Food waste en_ZA
dc.subject Quick service restaurant (QSR) en_ZA
dc.subject Supply chain en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Food wastage : a concern across the South African quick service restaurant supply chain en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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