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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
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2013-10-22 01:32:29 PM  
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The ones that are purchased are taken to private homes to turn into black sludge in the refrigerator's vegetable drawer.
2013-10-22 01:05:14 PM  
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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 12:57:19 PM  
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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.
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