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(BBC)   One-third of Tesco's bagged salads are thrown away. The rest are just wasted   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-10-22 12:45:31 PM
So compost it, then grow more. It's vegi's and bread.

/or charge less and see if it moves quicker.
 
2013-10-22 12:48:32 PM
Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.
 
2013-10-22 12:57:19 PM
Worked for a Harris Teeter for a while. The amount of edible food that was thrown away daily was sickening. Just through one store they could have stuffed food banks and soup kitchens easily. Or at least fed the employees for free off of the hot buffet or salad bar. Disgusting practices. They compacted the food so nobody could dumpster dive either.
 
2013-10-22 12:58:59 PM

Bungles: Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.


I would be willing to bet that this happens everywhere in the First World. It sounds like a great idea to just give it to the homeless but food banks and shelters aren't equipped to deal with produce and baked goods that is about to go bad. Even if they were, who is going to make daily runs from every single grocery store?
 
2013-10-22 01:04:09 PM

Jument: Bungles: Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.

I would be willing to bet that this happens everywhere in the First World. It sounds like a great idea to just give it to the homeless but food banks and shelters aren't equipped to deal with produce and baked goods that is about to go bad. Even if they were, who is going to make daily runs from every single grocery store?


The UK is way ahead of the US in on-line home delivery of grocery shopping - it's normal and commonplace, so that end of the issue wouldn't be such a difficult tweak - there is already a complex network of place-to-place delivery.

On the other end, it would require rejigging how foodbanks and shelters operated from a technical point of view, but it hardly seems like an insurmountable bit of logistics, especially given that Tesco is the second largest retailer in the world.
 
2013-10-22 01:05:14 PM

Bungles: Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.


Read past the first paragraph of TFA and you'll find that they do.  The PM just gave them kudos.

Jument: I would be willing to bet that this happens everywhere in the First World. It sounds like a great idea to just give it to the homeless but food banks and shelters aren't equipped to deal with produce and baked goods that is about to go bad. Even if they were, who is going to make daily runs from every single grocery store?


Plenty of food banks do this.  Old retired guy does that as a volunteer run twice a day with his van.  We got daily visits by the food bank when I worked at Trader Joe's.

They took everything - bakery, produce, etc.
 
2013-10-22 01:13:49 PM

FrancoFile: Bungles: Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.

Read past the first paragraph of TFA and you'll find that they do.  The PM just gave them kudos.



Only a tiny fraction of the waste - the bulk goes to animal feed, biofuel, or general waste - 15 million tons of food went to waste in 2010, FareShare created 10 million meals in 2012. That's probably way under 0.1% of the total waste being turned into food products. I find it hard to believe that 99.9% of food waste unfit to pass on for human food for anything other that lack of a system and logistics, rather than spoilage.
 
2013-10-22 01:14:16 PM
One-third of Tesco's bagged salads are thrown away tossed. The rest are just wasted

FTFY
 
2013-10-22 01:24:18 PM
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2013-10-22 01:27:09 PM
Well, the answer is obvious, isn't it? We need to develop a lettuce that doesn't wilt and spoil within a week. We need to engineer a lettuce that lasts six months in the fridge.

Maybe splice in some turtle DNA or something.
 
2013-10-22 01:32:29 PM
The ones that are purchased are taken to private homes to turn into black sludge in the refrigerator's vegetable drawer.
 
2013-10-22 01:33:22 PM
I'll save a few of you from having to read the article.  Here is the meat of the matter.

"and meat, fish and poultry for 5%"
 
2013-10-22 01:36:36 PM
Loks as though they're getting all their pudding.
 
2013-10-22 02:18:29 PM

Bungles


Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already.
Sounds great till the first "needy person"™ gets a tummy ache blames Tesco for poisoning them. Their lawyer simply stands up in front of 12 illiterates and cries as (s)he tells them how Tesco knows their food isn't fit for customer/human consumption and is pawning it off to the "don't haves" in an effort to gain publicity points. . . because.... racism.
 
2013-10-22 02:22:00 PM

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2013-10-22 02:40:14 PM

OnlyM3: Bungles


Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already. Sounds great till the first "needy person"™ gets a tummy ache blames Tesco for poisoning them. Their lawyer simply stands up in front of 12 illiterates and cries as (s)he tells them how Tesco knows their food isn't fit for customer/human consumption and is pawning it off to the "don't haves" in an effort to gain publicity points. . . because.... racism.


Unlikely, as the window between "best before" and "poisonous" is pretty large, and cooks aren't idiots.

Also, more importantly, the UK is not a sue happy culture.
 
2013-10-22 02:44:16 PM
One third of people in the UK toss their salads?
 
2013-10-22 02:51:52 PM
I work at a grocery store, and my store donates all of its old bakery goods as well as a lot of its expired grocery items to a local food bank. The only things that get tossed generally are damaged goods, dairy, frozen, meat and deli products. And it's still depressing seeing that thrown away but it's a lot harder to donate those items because they're temp. sensitive.
 
2013-10-22 03:37:44 PM
Bungles
2013-10-22 02:40:14 PM


OnlyM3: Bungles


Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already. Sounds great till the first "needy person"™ gets a tummy ache blames Tesco for poisoning them. Their lawyer simply stands up in front of 12 illiterates and cries as (s)he tells them how Tesco knows their food isn't fit for customer/human consumption and is pawning it off to the "don't haves" in an effort to gain publicity points. . . because.... racism.

Unlikely, as the window between "best before" and "poisonous" is pretty large, and cooks aren't idiots.

I know that, and you know that. Would you be willing to bet the kind of cash that gets doled out in class action lawsuits that 12 idiots chosen for being ignorant know that? Coffee is supposed to be hot. Some biatch poured it on her **** and won that suit.
Your answer is reasonable. Just not worth the risk for anyone in business.
 
2013-10-22 03:45:41 PM

OnlyM3: Bungles
2013-10-22 02:40:14 PM


OnlyM3: Bungles


Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already. Sounds great till the first "needy person"™ gets a tummy ache blames Tesco for poisoning them. Their lawyer simply stands up in front of 12 illiterates and cries as (s)he tells them how Tesco knows their food isn't fit for customer/human consumption and is pawning it off to the "don't haves" in an effort to gain publicity points. . . because.... racism.

Unlikely, as the window between "best before" and "poisonous" is pretty large, and cooks aren't idiots.
I know that, and you know that. Would you be willing to bet the kind of cash that gets doled out in class action lawsuits that 12 idiots chosen for being ignorant know that? Coffee is supposed to be hot. Some biatch poured it on her **** and won that suit.
Your answer is reasonable. Just not worth the risk for anyone in business.


This is the UK. We don't sue in the American style, at all.
 
2013-10-22 05:43:16 PM

ZeroCorpse: Well, the answer is obvious, isn't it? We need to develop a lettuce that doesn't wilt and spoil within a week. We need to engineer a lettuce that lasts six months in the fridge.

Maybe splice in some turtle DNA or something.


Many a true word is spoken in jest. Preliminary turtle/DNA splicing has shown encouraging results. The lettuce stays fresh for up to 2 months in the crisper, and turtle, sliced thinly, makes a fine addition to a club sandwich. The biggest hurdle is keeping the turtle from eating itself.
 
2013-10-22 07:39:28 PM

OnlyM3: Bungles
2013-10-22 02:40:14 PM


OnlyM3: Bungles


Given the PR coup of having a system to funnel 30,000 tonnes of food into food banks and homeless shelters - which would essentially be close to the entire demand in the UK - I find it baffling that a company with the immense resources like Tesco hasn't done it already. Sounds great till the first "needy person"™ gets a tummy ache blames Tesco for poisoning them. Their lawyer simply stands up in front of 12 illiterates and cries as (s)he tells them how Tesco knows their food isn't fit for customer/human consumption and is pawning it off to the "don't haves" in an effort to gain publicity points. . . because.... racism.

Unlikely, as the window between "best before" and "poisonous" is pretty large, and cooks aren't idiots.
I know that, and you know that. Would you be willing to bet the kind of cash that gets doled out in class action lawsuits that 12 idiots chosen for being ignorant know that? Coffee is supposed to be hot. Some biatch poured it on her **** and won that suit.
Your answer is reasonable. Just not worth the risk for anyone in business.


There's so much to that story that it's not even relevant here.
 
2013-10-23 03:21:01 AM
There is a chapter under The Good Samaritan Law that prevents the receiver of food donations to sue the provider and/or procurer of free items.

csb/ I was able to negotiate some donations grocery store by citing this law.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=69.80.031
 
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