NUEVO is the first and only company in Greece which is a member of the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association EFFPA (European Former Foodstuff Processors Association, www.effpa.eu). Former foodstuff processors play an important role in connecting the food and feed industry at food manufacturing level. The members of the Association follow the “no more food waste” EU policy and are specialized in collecting, transporting and processing surplus food safely.
At the end of March 2015, the company launched the first production processing line of former foodstuffs in Greece (Surplus Food Project) and, since then, it has entered into partnerships with some of the country’s largest food industries. We provide food producers with a consistent outlet for their inconsistent flow of food losses and compound feed manufacturers with a non-land using, energy-rich alternative to grains. We process food surpluses into animal feed of high nutritional value by complying with European Commission regulations, EU policy framework on food security as well as the national legislation, thus contributing to the reduction of food waste.
The growth of the world population implies increasing consumption of animal protein leading to increased demand for grains for the livestock industry. It is more urgent than ever to use alternative, economic raw materials in animal nutrition which promote both the sustainability and the protection of the environment. The use of former foodstuffs in animal diets constitutes common practice in European countries. At food manufacturing level there are always unintentional and unavoidable food losses which prevent foodstuffs from reaching the human consumption market; however, their nutritional value for animal feed purposes is not affected at all.
Since 2015, NUEVO has entered into partnerships with some of the country’s largest food industries by collecting and processing large amounts of surplus foods into feed, thus contributing in minimizing food losses in the food chain.
In all the stages from structured and organized collection, storage and processing of former foodstuffs to placing of the feed in the market, NUEVO complies with several essential EU Regulations and Directives. Our Quality Control Department ensures the implementation of H.Α.C.C.P., I.S.O 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 requirements as regards feed safety.