Tag Archives: food waste

Coles’ appeal for SecondBite

Australians can join the fight against hunger this winter by supporting Coles’ national appeal for food rescue organisation, SecondBite. Over the next four weeks, Coles will launch a national fundraising appeal – $2 fundraising cards – to raise funds for SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses: fuel, transport and refrigeration. Coles and …

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Woolworths to trial new 2D barcodes to cut food waste

Woolworths will become the first Australian supermarket to trial data-embedded (or 2D) barcodes from August. The supermarket says the new barcodes could reduce the millions of tonnes of food waste in Australia each year and eliminate the risk of customers buying expired products. They could also be useful in the …

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Coles – you are beautiful, no matter what they say

Coles is cutting down on food waste by selling “unattractive” fruit and vegetables under a new banner, ‘I’m Perfect’. The supermarket calls the produce “flawed but adored”. Coles General Manager of Produce Brad Gorman says it’s one way Coles is working with suppliers to reduce food waste. “Our customers know …

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Aussies may waste even more food than first thought

The AFCCC has warned that government estimates of food waste could be too low because they don’t factor in transport. The Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) has cautiously welcomed the federal government’s latest assessment of food waste. But it believes food losses in transport added to conventional wastage, making …

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What’s the difference between ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ dates?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Knowing the difference between the ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ date is important for your business, as this will save you money. If the use by and best before dates are monitored correctly, it will reduce the amount of perfectly edible food being …

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Jamie Oliver teams up with Tesco to tackle food waste

Jamie Oliver and Tesco are collaborating on a new training program to teach people to cook with donated food. According to the UK supermarket giant, The Tesco Community Cookery School with Jamie Oliver “will teach over 1,000 community cooks on how best to use surplus food donations to help stop …

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Will Australia turn the tide on food waste in 2019?

Food waste is a crisis for Australians, who throw away a shocking 3.1 million tonnes of edible food each year. But new research offers hope for 2019. Three-quarters of Australian adults (75 per cent) surveyed admit to being food wasters. And more than half (56 per cent) who throw out …

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Tesco to remove more ‘best before’ dates

Tesco will remove over a hundred more ‘best before’ dates from its fruit and vegetables. It’s doing so, it says, as part of its commitment to reducing food waste. The UK retail giant will scrap ‘best before’ dates on 116 additional products, including apples, oranges, cabbages and asparagus. This follows …

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Sainsbury’s and Tesco combat food waste

British supermarket Sainsbury’s has pledged its support to an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap. According to Sainsbury’s, tackling food waste is one of the business’s key areas of focus. It has undertaken a variety of initiatives for a number of years now, it says. …

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