New crostini and bread pudding products help Tesco tackle food waste

Bakeries at Tesco are reviving a traditional way of tackling food waste – by turning surplus baguettes and batons into tasty new bread products. Baguettes and batons are among the UK’s most popular bread but also two foods which see among the highest waste at the supermarket. But now Tesco plans to dramatically reduce that figure by launching bread pudding and olive oil crostini lines made from surplus baguettes and batons. And if the move is successful and the products are rolled out across Tesco’s UK stores it could mean…

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Award-winning AI technology helps IHG hotels track, measure and reduce food waste

InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a partnership with technology company Winnow to help its hotels automatically track, measure and reduce food waste for more sustainable and efficient restaurant and bar operations. IHG is the first global hotel company to use the award-winning Winnow Vision AI enabled technology, which will help its hotels achieve a 30% reduction in food waste. Through the use of an intelligent camera, smart scales and AI-based smart meter technology, Winnow Vision analyses ingredients during food preparation, as well…

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Tesco calls for more businesses to publish food waste data as amount of food wasted in Tesco is down 17%

Tesco has published its annual food waste data, revealing 63% more food was redistributed to charities, community groups, colleagues and animal feed. The retailer halved the amount of food safe for human consumption going to energy recovery compared to last year (51% decrease) and is now 81% of the way toward its target that no food safe for human consumption goes to waste.  Overall, this led to the amount of food going to waste in Tesco’s UK operations falling by 17% to 44,297 tonnes (0.45% sales) compared to the previous…

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The Valent Group of Companies Helps Launch “No Taste for Waste” Campaign

The Valent Group of Companies is partnering with the CropLife Foundation and Meredith Agrimedia to launch the “No Taste for Waste” campaign, an initiative to reduce food waste and loss. The campaign, which includes an interactive website, special edition “bookazine” and social media messages, is a resource for consumers interested in reducing household food waste, while educating the public on how farmers take steps to fight food loss in their fields. The Valent Group and other partners, including Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, the American Farm Bureau Federation and FLM Harvest, collaborated with…

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