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Guidelines on the use of Product Environmental Footprints in the food and drink industry

Published: 12/09/2022

This guidance was developed by FoodDrinkEurope to help and guide life-cycle assessment practitioners in the application of the EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology on food and drink products where no Product Environmental Footprint category rules (PEFCR) is available.

The document provides complementary guidance to the food and drink sector based on the EU recommendation on the use of PEF. If a PEFCR is available for a specific food product category, its use should take priority over this guidance.

This guidance is especially relevant to finished products as sold to consumers.