Tag Archives: food waste

International news: Tesco’s Colleague Shops to minimise food waste

Major UK retailer Tesco has launched Colleague Shops across its UK stores to give staff the opportunity to take food approaching its expiration date as part of the company’s wider work aimed at preventing food waste. Dedicated storage areas and fridges will be set up in back-of-store colleague rooms to …

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International news: UK retailer sells products past ‘best before’ to reduce waste

The East of England Co-op has become the first major retailer in the UK to start selling products beyond their ‘best before’ date with the aim of significantly reducing food waste in its 125 stores. Products such as tinned goods, packets and dried food are safe to consume past their …

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NZ grocer’s ‘mega-efficient’ waste-minimisation program

New Zealand grocery chain Foodstuffs diverted 27.1 tonnes of waste from landfill per store in August with its audited waste-minimisation program. More than 120 stores have signed up to the program, which has increased the average waste-diversion rate from 64 per cent to 84 per cent and led to the …

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Advocacy group formed for Australian food cold chain

An advocacy group to improve the compliance and standards in the handling of food in the cold chain has been established in what it calls a “ground-breaking meeting” in Queensland. The group, the first of its kind in Australia and called the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC), had its …

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App uses AI to reduce food waste

Developers of the EatBy App have incorporated artificial intelligence into their kitchen-management and grocery-list app, which is aimed at reducing domestic food waste. The latest release of the EatBy App automatically suggests how long fruit, vegetable and frozen items will stay fresh, then reminds consumers to use them before they go off. According …

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