alpaq group sustainability


Frozen Foods

Less Wastage, Less Gas Emissions


Studies have conclusively shown that when compared to fresh food, 47% less frozen food is wasted. Typical households waste 10.4% of fresh food as compared to 5.9% of frozen food. Greenhouse gas emissions associated with frozen food is much lower as less energy goes into the production and packaging of food that is wasted. Frozen fish products are rarely wasted with only 6% of households throwing them away. In contrast, 80 % of the households throw away fresh dairy and vegetable products on a weekly basis.


Greenhouse gas emissions are further reduced in the frozen food supply chain, where waste is produced further up in the value chain than for fresh food. Therefore this waste can be reused or recycled, rather than being sent to the landfill. Example would be fillets that do not meet our quality management (link) standards are made into bits and pieces that are used in the production of various ready meals like mince and soup.