Short communication: A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste

B. G. Ridoutt, D. L. Baird, K. Bastiaans, R. Darnell, G. A. Hendrie, M. Riley, P. Sanguansri, J. Syrette, M. Noakes, B. A. Keating

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Concern about world population increase, food security, and the environmental burdens of food production have made food-waste reduction a social and environmental priority. In this context, the quantification of dairy product waste is especially difficult due to the varied means of disposal, by solid and liquid waste streams, and due to inclusion as an ingredient in many processed foods. In this study, food intake data from the Australian National Nutrition Survey (>13,000 participants; >4,500 food items) were disaggregated into basic foods and total national dairy product intake was expressed in whole-milk equivalents. This result was compared with total domestic milk supply, indicating a level of waste of 29% for dairy products in the Australian food system. With national food-waste reduction targets becoming increasingly common, reliable estimates of food waste at the national scale are important for goal setting, baseline reporting, and performance monitoring. For this purpose, the systems approach to assessing food waste demonstrated in this project is deemed to have advantages over other common methods of food-waste assessment, such as bin audits, waste diaries, and surveys.

LanguageEnglish
Pages6107-6110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Supply-chain waste
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

Cite this

Ridoutt, B. G., Baird, D. L., Bastiaans, K., Darnell, R., Hendrie, G. A., Riley, M., ... Keating, B. A. (2014). Short communication: A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste. Journal of Dairy Science, 97(10), 6107-6110. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8017
Ridoutt, B. G. ; Baird, D. L. ; Bastiaans, K. ; Darnell, R. ; Hendrie, G. A. ; Riley, M. ; Sanguansri, P. ; Syrette, J. ; Noakes, M. ; Keating, B. A. / Short communication : A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste. In: Journal of Dairy Science. 2014 ; Vol. 97, No. 10. pp. 6107-6110.
@article{7e9d47b5139044a4a5010d7a787aed37,
title = "Short communication: A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste",
abstract = "Concern about world population increase, food security, and the environmental burdens of food production have made food-waste reduction a social and environmental priority. In this context, the quantification of dairy product waste is especially difficult due to the varied means of disposal, by solid and liquid waste streams, and due to inclusion as an ingredient in many processed foods. In this study, food intake data from the Australian National Nutrition Survey (>13,000 participants; >4,500 food items) were disaggregated into basic foods and total national dairy product intake was expressed in whole-milk equivalents. This result was compared with total domestic milk supply, indicating a level of waste of 29{\%} for dairy products in the Australian food system. With national food-waste reduction targets becoming increasingly common, reliable estimates of food waste at the national scale are important for goal setting, baseline reporting, and performance monitoring. For this purpose, the systems approach to assessing food waste demonstrated in this project is deemed to have advantages over other common methods of food-waste assessment, such as bin audits, waste diaries, and surveys.",
keywords = "Food waste, Household waste, Supply-chain waste, Sustainability",
author = "Ridoutt, {B. G.} and Baird, {D. L.} and K. Bastiaans and R. Darnell and Hendrie, {G. A.} and M. Riley and P. Sanguansri and J. Syrette and M. Noakes and Keating, {B. A.}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3168/jds.2014-8017",
language = "English",
volume = "97",
pages = "6107--6110",
journal = "Journal of Dairy Science",
issn = "0022-0302",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "10",

}

Ridoutt, BG, Baird, DL, Bastiaans, K, Darnell, R, Hendrie, GA, Riley, M, Sanguansri, P, Syrette, J, Noakes, M & Keating, BA 2014, 'Short communication: A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste', Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 97, no. 10, pp. 6107-6110. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8017

Short communication : A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste. / Ridoutt, B. G.; Baird, D. L.; Bastiaans, K.; Darnell, R.; Hendrie, G. A.; Riley, M.; Sanguansri, P.; Syrette, J.; Noakes, M.; Keating, B. A.

In: Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 97, No. 10, 01.01.2014, p. 6107-6110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Short communication

T2 - Journal of Dairy Science

AU - Ridoutt, B. G.

AU - Baird, D. L.

AU - Bastiaans, K.

AU - Darnell, R.

AU - Hendrie, G. A.

AU - Riley, M.

AU - Sanguansri, P.

AU - Syrette, J.

AU - Noakes, M.

AU - Keating, B. A.

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Concern about world population increase, food security, and the environmental burdens of food production have made food-waste reduction a social and environmental priority. In this context, the quantification of dairy product waste is especially difficult due to the varied means of disposal, by solid and liquid waste streams, and due to inclusion as an ingredient in many processed foods. In this study, food intake data from the Australian National Nutrition Survey (>13,000 participants; >4,500 food items) were disaggregated into basic foods and total national dairy product intake was expressed in whole-milk equivalents. This result was compared with total domestic milk supply, indicating a level of waste of 29% for dairy products in the Australian food system. With national food-waste reduction targets becoming increasingly common, reliable estimates of food waste at the national scale are important for goal setting, baseline reporting, and performance monitoring. For this purpose, the systems approach to assessing food waste demonstrated in this project is deemed to have advantages over other common methods of food-waste assessment, such as bin audits, waste diaries, and surveys.

AB - Concern about world population increase, food security, and the environmental burdens of food production have made food-waste reduction a social and environmental priority. In this context, the quantification of dairy product waste is especially difficult due to the varied means of disposal, by solid and liquid waste streams, and due to inclusion as an ingredient in many processed foods. In this study, food intake data from the Australian National Nutrition Survey (>13,000 participants; >4,500 food items) were disaggregated into basic foods and total national dairy product intake was expressed in whole-milk equivalents. This result was compared with total domestic milk supply, indicating a level of waste of 29% for dairy products in the Australian food system. With national food-waste reduction targets becoming increasingly common, reliable estimates of food waste at the national scale are important for goal setting, baseline reporting, and performance monitoring. For this purpose, the systems approach to assessing food waste demonstrated in this project is deemed to have advantages over other common methods of food-waste assessment, such as bin audits, waste diaries, and surveys.

KW - Food waste

KW - Household waste

KW - Supply-chain waste

KW - Sustainability

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84908052767&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3168/jds.2014-8017

DO - 10.3168/jds.2014-8017

M3 - Article

VL - 97

SP - 6107

EP - 6110

JO - Journal of Dairy Science

JF - Journal of Dairy Science

SN - 0022-0302

IS - 10

ER -

Ridoutt BG, Baird DL, Bastiaans K, Darnell R, Hendrie GA, Riley M et al. Short communication: A food-systems approach to assessing dairy product waste. Journal of Dairy Science. 2014 Jan 1;97(10):6107-6110. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8017