Tag Archives: food waste

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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Gemmill Homes and Foodbank WA hit hunger where it hurts

Residential Home builder Gemmill Homes and Foodbank WA have teamed up to support the hungry this August. Foodbank WA describes itself as “the state’s largest food-relief organisation, providing over 5.7 million meals a year to people in need”. It claims to help more than 94,000 WA families each month, including …

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Tesco to remove ‘best before’ dates to cut down on food waste

Tesco is set to remove ‘best before’ consumption guidance dates off close to 70 fruit and vegetable lines in its latest move to help reduce food waste. The move is being made to help prevent perfectly edible food from being thrown away. It follows a recent campaign by the National …

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Coles donates truckload of fresh produce to SecondBite in WA

Coles has donated an entire truckload of fresh produce to SecondBite in Western Australia after flooding prevented the load being delivered to the Broome and Kununurra stores. The donation included 300kg of bananas, 240 punnets of strawberries, 85kg of truss tomatoes, 80kg of nectarines and 90 iceberg lettuces. Other produce …

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