Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste

Sector-Specific Guidance

The following pages contain guidance for different sectors of the food supply chain on how to measure food loss and waste. Each section contains a short description of the sector and guidance on how to select the most appropriate measurement method for it, as well as a case study of how a company in that sector measured (or could measure) FLW. You can review the most relevant sector or sectors.

The sectors are:

Primary Production

Processing and Manufacturing



Food Service/Institutions


Whole Supply Chain Approaches