Changing practices and Habits through
Open, Responsible, and social Innovation
towards ZerΟ food waste


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CHORIZO aims to improve the understanding of how social norms influence behaviour and FLW generation and use this knowledge to improve the effectiveness of decision-making and engagement of food chain actors, towards zero food waste.


Project´s particular goals are to address existing research gaps and will use its outcomes to deliver and advance innovations helping actors to engage more effectively in food waste prevention and reduction activities


Evidence-based analysis

To undertake a comprehensive evidence-
analysis of previous/ongoing FLW
prevention/reduction actions and tools,
including a cost/benefit
analysis and an impact assessment.

Food loss & waste Datahub

To develop an FLW Datahub (Chorizo FLW Insighter),
which will incorporate the results of the evidence-based
analysis of previous/ongoing
actions, new empirical case study evidence on social norms,
consumer behaviour, economic actor behaviour and charity
behaviour in relation to FLW.

Analytics backbone development

To develop a modelling &
analytics backbone
based on data from the CSs, and
it to discover and explain
the correlations between social norms,
business practices, consumer behaviour
and food waste.

Changes in Social norms & behaviours

To foster change in
norms and behaviours,
by embedding the new evidence
and understanding gained on
FLW-related social norms
and behaviours.

Project's innovation upscaling

To manage the project’s
innovation upscaling effectively,
by a strategy for the exploitation
of the project results and
implementing responsible innovation
management practices that guide
the project to exploitable and
sustainable outcomes.

Exploitation, dissemination & communication

To undertake appropriate
dissemination, exploitation
and communication actions
to maximise the project’s
impact outside the consortium.

Case Studies

Implementing six Case Studies to overcome shortcomings of the evidence-based analysis associated to the use of secondary data.

Case 1

Household food waste in and off crisis periods

Case 2

Hospitality food waste

Case 3

Food services food waste

Case 4

School food waste and relation with obesity and malnutrition

Case 5

Food waste in a food banks’ mediated supply chain

Case 6

Food waste in relation to date marking and sustainable and smart food packaging


Know the latest news about CHORIZO

Jun 17 2024

Let’s reduce consumer food waste! Solutions from the European Consumer Food Waste Forum

Our partners from CHORIZO project joined the public event “Let’s reduce consumer food waste! Solutions from the European Consumer Food Waste Forum” the 5th of June 2024 in Brussels.  The conference had an interactive format, including panel...
Jun 12 2024

The 5th webinar of the City Interest Group on Food Waste Prevention: Tackling food waste in schools

Last Wednesday 12th of June, ICLEI hosted the fifth webinar of the City Interest Group (CIG) on Food Waste Prevention. The session explored the instruments that cities have at their disposal for preventing food waste in schools. The participants...
May 13 2024

CHORIZO project celebrated General Assembly in Oslo

On 6th and 7th of May 2024, the CHORIZO project celebrated with success its General Assembly in Oslo hosted by Strawberry Hotels and led by ILVO, project coordinators. During this two-day meeting all partners shared their main findings on case...
Apr 29 2024

Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech 2024: Bilbao Foodtech World Summit

From 16 to 18 April 2024, Food 4 Future offered in Bilbao three days of interesting discussions around AI, smart production, sustainability, machine learning and how to optimise production processes to improve competitiveness. Food systems are...
Apr 24 2024

How to stop Food Waste: Insights from 5 EU-Funded Projects

Food waste is a global issue with significant environmental, economic, and social consequences. In the EU, efforts to combat food waste have been bolstered by various projects, each of them offering unique insights and approaches. In this blog...
Apr 07 2024


Our partner, ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability, will be facilitating an accelerator session on food waste prevention in cities at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2024) on Thursday 18 April. The session will take place online, from 1...
Apr 04 2024

CHORIZO #5 Newsletter is out! Understanding what facilitates interventions with a high potential to address Food Waste Generation across the Food Supply Chain

Check out the latest edition of our project newsletter!
Mar 27 2024

The 4th webinar of the City Interest Group explores the food redistribution, the role of food banks, and the concept of social security for food

ICLEI hosted the 4th webinar session of the City Interest Group (CIG) on Food Waste Prevention on March the 27th. The session dived into food redistribution, the role of food banks, and the concept of social security for food. CIG members shared...
Mar 22 2024

ALIMENTARIA BARCELONA 2024 Where innovation and networking meet!

From the 18th to the 21st of March took place ALIMENTARIA BARCELONA 2024 in Barcelona, one of the major trade fairs for the food and drinks industry, foodservices and hospitality. This year’s edition was marked by international participation that...
Mar 14 2024

OPEN FOOD CONFERENCE 2024 Transition towards sustainable food systems!

The Open Food Conference took place from 11th to 13th of March 2024 in Leuven organized by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the conference, different sessions highlighted the factors influencing our food systems...
Mar 08 2024

FOOD2030 Networks Conference 2024 Transformative Food System Innovation

The FOOD2030 Networks Conference took place in Brussels, from March 5th to 7th. During the three-day conference, different stakeholders from across sectors discussed the urgent need for transformative innovation in the food system. Workshops,...
Jan 09 2024

CHORIZO #4 Newsletter is out! Social Norms – Influencing food waste related behaviours

Check out the latest edition of our project newsletter!
Dec 26 2023

The 3rd webinar of the City Interest Group explores the strategies local authorities can adopt to foster food waste prevention in the HoReCa sector

Last December 12th, ICLEI hosted the third webinar of the City Interest Group (CIG) on Food Waste Prevention. The session delved into how local authorities can support HoReCa businesses in tackling food waste. CIG members shared their experiences...
Oct 31 2023

ALIBETOPIAS 2023: Innovation in Food Systems event!

On October 26th took place ALIBETOPIAS 2023 in Madrid, a unique event with the latest innovations in the Food and Drinks sector. The Spanish Food and Drinks Federation, together with the Technological Platform Food for Life Spain and with the...
Oct 17 2023

BREAKING NEWS | The CHORIZO project identifies 395 key interventions across the EU addressing food loss and food waste

In an effort to better understand which food loss and food waste (FLW) interventions have been and are currently taking place, and their existing impacts, the CHORIZO project has identified 395 actions (interventions) that address FLW across the...
Oct 16 2023

ICLEI celebrated the 2nd webinar of the City Interest Group!

The City Interest Group (CIG) on Food Waste Prevention celebrated the second session of a series of webinars on 5th October. It is a closed forum where local authorities come together to exchange practices and challenges related to food waste...
Oct 05 2023

CHORIZO project at the High-level event on food loss and waste!

Reducing food loss and waste is a challenge that needs to be addressed. According to that, the Valencian World Sustainable Urban Food Centre (CEMAS), in collaboration with the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), hosted a High-level event “ A...
Sep 29 2023

CHORIZO is committed to achieve zero food waste!

CHORIZO aims to improve the understanding about how social norms influence consumer behaviour and economic actors’ decisions related to food loss and waste (FLW) generation. Today, 29th of September we celebrate the 4th International Day of...
Sep 20 2023

CLEVERFOOD – Common Workshop for the FOOD 2030 Project Collaboration Network

On Wednesday 20/09/2023, the CLEVERFOOD Project organized an online Workshop as a first activity for the FOOD 2030 Project Collaboration Network that aims to bring together multiple EU-funded projects working on the transformation of the European...
Jun 21 2023

BREAKING NEWS | Launch of the City Interest Group on Food Waste Prevention

Off we go! As part of CHORIZO, a City Interest Group (CIG) on Food Waste Prevention was officially launched on the 31st of May with the holding of the first webinar of a series to come. The CIG provides an opportunity to better grasp the realities...


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