Bonduelle- Food Loss + Waste

By Provision Coalition

Bonduelle, a frozen vegetable producer, engaged Provision, a food industry advisory service, to reduce food loss and waste at its production facility in Strathroy, Ontario.

Provision’s partner, Enviro-Stewards, conducted an on-site waste assessment utilizing Provision’s award-winning Food Loss + Waste Toolkit, based on Enviro-Stewards’ approach, and quantified three opportunities for food waste prevention. By implementing the recommendations, Bonduelle has the potential to realize the following annual savings.




"The study definitely raised our awareness that some simple corrective actions can yield substantial food loss savings." - Butch Siebenmorgen
Plant Manager, Bonduelle


Food Loss + Waste Reduction Opportunities

Opportunity 1 | $350,000 Savings of Beans

Prevent Loss at Transfer Points

Improve conveyor transfer performance by regularly inspecting and replacing conveyor flaps to prevent product loss.

Opportunity 2 | $37,000 Savings of Beans

Prevent Loss at De-stoner 

Prevent wax and green bean losses at de-stoner conveyor by adjusting water jets and installing a barrier to prevent product drift.

Opportunity 3 | $10,000 Savings of Gelato

Prevent Loss at Wash Process

Replace torn transfer belt to prevent product losses. 


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Canada’s Food Waste Problem

In Canada, 43% of avoidable food waste occurs in processing and manufacturing, presenting enormous opportunity for manufacturers to take action to positively impact the environment—and their bottom line. Avoidable waste costs approximately $49.5 billion each year, reduces the supply of food available to eat and contributes to climate change through methane emissions in landfill.

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Tags: Food Loss + Waste, Fruit & Vegetable

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