April 27 marks Stop Food Waste Day
TORONTO, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - According to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), Canadians are among the largest wasters of food in North America, with approximately 873 pounds wasted per capita per annum ("Commission for Environmental Cooperation", 2018, p. viii). That's why Canadian chef, restaurateur and television personality Chuck Hughes has teamed up with LG Electronics Canada, Inc. (LG) to reduce food waste in Canadian kitchens.
A solution to Canadian food waste is Canadians themselves, and the quick fixes they can use in their own kitchens with the help of LG. In honour of Stop Food Waste Day, LG and Chef Chuck Hughes are launching the LG Continuous Kitchen video series where Hughes will demonstrate how to extend the life of your groceries and avoid unnecessary food waste. The goal? Encouraging Canadians to help alleviate the approximately 13 million tons of food wasted in Canada per year ("Commission for Environmental Cooperation", 2018, p viii). Throughout the series, Chef Hughes will show Canadians how a classic Sunday dinner like roast chicken and vegetables can make multiple meals — reducing food waste with the right recipes and kitchen innovations.
"People often ask me how to use foods in their entirety, as well as keep leftovers in a safe way – and as a restaurateur, this is a very important part of the business," said Hughes. "These videos will give you great at-home tools to help you maximize the use of your groceries, reduce food waste and keep more money in your pocket."
In his role as ambassador of the LG Continuous Kitchen, Chef Hughes will share his culinary insights and pro-cooking tips with at-home chefs across Canada. Chef Hughes will be conducting several media appearances and will be starring in videos shared weekly on www.LG.ca/ContinuousKitchen, featuring all the newest LG kitchen appliances: LG InstaView® Door-in-Door® refrigerators, LG QuadWash® dishwashers, LG ProBake Convection® ranges and the LG SmartThinQ® technology that connects them all.
"More and more Canadians are considering their impact on the environment when making purchasing decisions. Even purchasing large appliances can be a step in the right direction," says David Oyagi, Brand Manager, Home Appliances, LG Electronics Canada, Inc. "For example, the LG InstaView Door-in-Door® refrigerator with ColdSaver™ Panel significantly reduces cold air loss. More cold air means more peace of mind that food will stay fresher for longer."
For more information about the LG Continuous Kitchen video series visit www.LG.ca/ContinuousKitchen.
LG Innovations to Help Reduce Food Waste
LG innovations in kitchen appliances help to make reducing food waste easier for Canadians.
The LG InstaView Door-in-Door® refrigerator with ColdSaver™ technology is built to reduce cold air loss by up to 47%*, and CustomChill® Drawers, which create their own temperature environment, keep food fresher for longer.
Refrigeration technology has come a long way, but even refrigerators have their limits. Hot outside temperatures can cause food to spoil quickly, even when stored in a fridge. To help avoid spoilage, look for refrigerators that are insulated from fluctuating ambient temperatures and have safety measures in place to keep the interior temperature of the refrigerator stable.
LG InstaView refrigerators are equipped with Inverter Linear Compressor technology which helps to regulate temperatures inside the fridge. The main indicator of freshness is constant and even cooling temperatures at all times. It also reduces energy consumption by streamlining mechanical operations.
*Percent reduction in exchange rate of air between opening the Door-in-Door® compare to one French door for 10 seconds. Results based on testing comparable model with same LG Door-in-Door® design.
*Based on Intertek testing according to internal test method: Tested Model - LFX31945ST (F/D), SX5534WB (SxS), GR-S632GLRC (T/F)
About Chuck Hughes
Chuck Hughes is a Canadian chef, television personality, and restaurateur. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Garde Manger and Le Bremner in Montreal and the author of two best-selling cookbooks. Hughes' popular debut television show, Chuck's Day Off aired on Food Network Canada, Cooking Channel in the United States as well as in 80 other countries. His other television series include such travel cooking shows as Chuck's Week Off: Mexico, Chuck's Eat the Street and Chuck & Danny's Road Trip. Last year he launched 'My Kitchen Staples,' a line of gourmet food products that are available at fine food stores across the country and at www.chuckhughes.ca.
About LG Electronics Canada Inc.
Established in 1995, LG Electronics Canada, Inc. is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Electronics Canada, Inc. is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit http://www.lg.com/ca_en.
About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions
LG Electronics is a global leader in home appliances, air conditioning and air quality systems. The company is creating total solutions for the home with its industry leading core technologies. LG is committed to making life better for consumers around the world by providing thoughtfully designed products, including refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, cooking appliances, vacuum cleaners, built-in appliances, air conditioners, air purifiers and dehumidifiers. Collectively, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, great savings and compelling health benefits. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
Citation: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. (2018, March 27). Retrieved April 05, 2018, from http://www.cec.org/news-and-outreach/press-releases/new-report-shows-ways-help-solve-north-americas-food-loss-and-waste-problem
SOURCE LG Electronics Canada
For further information: Media Contacts: Cory Fisher, LG Electronics Canada, Inc., P: 647.253.6300 x2918 | C: 647.629.3811, [email protected]; Jon Koidis, LG-One Canada, P: 416.486.5910 | C: 416.433.2332, [email protected]