AU: What’s on the menu at Australia’s first waste food cafÃ© using ingredients destined for the garbage
Daily Mail Australia: Pumpkin quinoa burgers, organic bulgar salad, and slow cooked lamb are just some of the dishes set to be served up at Australia’s first ever waste food pop-up cafÃ© – where all the food is created from ingredients destined for landfill. A fancy range of sharing-style meals will be served up by chef Travis Harvey who has spent the past month â€˜squirreling away’ surplus ingredients that have been donated from restaurants, supermarkets and events.
â€˜None of it is questionable for consumption, that is the striking thing,’ Harvey told Daily Mail Australia. Thanks to a change in the Civil Liabilities Amendment Act, more food retailers and restaurants now feel comfortable about donating surplus ingredients to charity because the liability has been removed. â€˜It used to be the case that whoever the food donor is would be liable food safety wise but it was Ronni [Ronni Kahn, Founder & CEO of OzHarvest] that had the laws changed,’ Harvey said.