Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

The Upcycled Food Association hopes the new definition will make it easier for food companies to show how their products contribute to food waste reduction.

Upcycling—transforming ingredients that would have been wasted into edible food products—has been gaining ground in alternative food movements for several years but had never been officially defined.