Crostini and Bread Pudding Products Help Tesco Tackle Food Waste

Tesco Bakery Category Director Gordon Gafa said: “These new fresh bread pudding and crostini lines are made to classic recipes and using bread that’s been deemed surplus at the end of the day.

“We’re very proud of our record on tackling bread waste and this latest move follows other recent measures such as advising customers that they can freeze bread and also reducing the amount of bread we bake in our stores.”

According to food waste action charity WRAP, surplus bread is one of the biggest waste problems facing food retailers, particularly with freshly baked lines.

In 2015 the group estimated that surplus bakery products account for nearly a third (67,500 tonnes) of the UK’s total retail food waste.

David Moon, Head of Business Collaboration at WRAP, said: “This initiative by Tesco is an excellent example of a simple solution to a common problem.

“Using surpluses in store to make a delicious new product saves good food from spoiling, and reduces the cost of waste to the business.

“Bread is also the second most wasted food in the home and every single day, as a nation, we waste one million loaves.”

The new bakery lines are being sold at 24 Tesco stores across the UK.

  • The following stores will sell the Olive Oil Crostini: Maidstone Grove Green; Halifax; Horwich Extra, Bolton; Durham Extra; Hereford 2, Belmont, Herefordshire; Thirsk Superstore, North Yorkshire; Bury St Edmunds; Northampton South; Flitwick Superstore; Fulbourn Superstore, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge; Hexham Extra, Northumberland; and Gillingham Kent Extra.
  • The Bread Pudding will be sold at the following stores: Bishops Stortford Superstore; Evesham Superstore; Maidstone Grove Green Superstore; Rotherham Extra, Wisbech Extra; Brighouse Superstore; Chester Le Street Superstore; Bury St Edmunds Superstore; Northampton South Extra; Flitwick Superstore; Lincoln 2 Extra; Twickenham Extra.



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