Sunday 23rd Jul 2017 - Logistics Manager

Tesco launches food waste hotline

Tesco has launched an online food waste hotline for suppliers and growers.

ClicktescoThe new service is available to all of the supermarket retailer’s suppliers via its supplier network. The network is used by more than 5,000 Tesco partners regularly.

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

Tesco has committed to not waste any surplus food in UK operations by the end of this year.