Thursday, January 20, 2022

Tesco launches first ever Food Waste Hotline


The UK‘s biggest supermarket has announced a new initiative aimed at reducing food waste among its suppliers and growers.

Tesco‘s Food Waste Hotline will be accessible by over 5000 businesses which supply the retailer via the online Supplier Network.

Suppliers can now make a call directly to Tesco‘s product teams highlighting food waste hotspots and enabling them to “work together to take action”.

“At Tesco, we have no time for waste, and we are committed to reducing food waste wherever it occurs, from farm to fork,” Tesco‘s fresh food and commodities commercial director Matt Simister said.

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“The Food Waste Hotline is another little help we are making to achieve this with our suppliers.

“It helps our suppliers gain direct, easy access to our product teams, and this will enable us to identify food waste hotspots and systemic issues and work in partnership to tackle them.”

The grocer has pledged to help half the UK‘s food waste by 2025, along with a commitment that no surplus food will be wasted in the UK by the end of this year.

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