(9 July/Food Navigator)

With more than 10 million tonnes of food waste occurring in the UK each year, Tesco is looking to help improve this figure. The supermarket chain is looking to put old baguettes and batons into new products such as bread pudding and crostini. The company estimates the initiative could help reduce its in-store bread waste by 40%. Tesco is also introducing more informative packaging that tells consumers they can freeze bread and reusable packing instead of single-use. Tesco is not the only company to try combat the food waste issue in the UK with many other firms taking on other initiatives such as selling ‘wonky vegetables’ in discounted boxes. This has allowed some firms such as Harrisons to sell more produce and stock 100% British produce.