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Tesco stores in Bradley Stoke to give surplus food to charity

Posted on Thursday 28th July 2016 at 8:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Tesco Community Food Connection.

Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around Bradley Stoke to register for an exciting new scheme which will see unsold food become meals for vulnerable people in the local area.

As part of its ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme delivered in partnership with FareShare FoodCloud, recruits and supports charities and community groups, linking them to Tesco stores via an innovative ‘app’ that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end of each day.

The unsold food is free and includes fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products. Chilled products like meat, dairy and ready meals are also offered.

There have been 350,000 meals donated to people in need via Community Food Connection to date, following a successful pilot in 14 stores last year and a national rollout from March this year, that has seen more than 1,000 charities sign up to the scheme so far.

FareShare FoodCloud is the result of a unique three-way partnership bringing the charity, social enterprise and commercial sectors together. FareShare brings its knowledge of the UK charity food redistribution market and its experience of providing food. FoodCloud brings its knowledge of the technology and online applications needed to connect businesses with surplus food. Tesco brings the people and technology required to deliver a reliable and well-managed programme, and is the first retailer to invest in, and roll out, FareShare FoodCloud.

Rachel Finn, head of community food programmes at Tesco said:

“No food that can be eaten should go to waste. We’re really excited to start working on this initiative to ensure that any unsold food we have is made use of. We are looking forward to forging strong links with local charities and community groups in Bradley Stoke, and to use this initiative to support their efforts to help vulnerable people in our community.”

FareShare FoodCloud is the latest step in Tesco’s work with FareShare on the provision of surplus food. The partnership spans over three years and includes activities which make food available from the Tesco supply chain, distribution centres and dotcom centres. This has seen nine million meals made up of surplus food donated to over 2,200 charities and community groups across the UK.

Any charities or community groups in or around Bradley Stoke using food to support people that would like to access the scheme, should register their interest by visiting fareshare-foodcloud

Source: Press release issued on behalf of Tesco

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Bradley Stoke processing plant named in horsemeat scandal

Posted on Friday 15th February 2013 at 10:54 am by SH (Editor)

The Greecore food processing plant in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

A food processing plant in Bradley Stoke has been named as the source of a fresh beef product withdrawn by a national supermarket chain following the detection of traces of equine DNA in a screening test.

Asda 'Chosen by You' Beef Bolognese Sauce.

The ‘Chosen By You’ 350g Beef Bolognese Sauce that Asda has removed from its shelves is produced at the Greencore factory in Hawkley Drive, off Woodlands Lane [map].

Concerns about horsemeat in processed beef products first came to light on 15th January and until now recalls by supermarkets have involved only frozen products.

The Asda sauce product contained meat that was supplied to Greencore by an ABP Food plant in Tipperary Ireland. The company says it is working with ABP to carry out further tests to determine the extent of the equine DNA.

As a precaution, Asda is also withdrawing three other beef-based own-label products that are also produced by Greencore: its 600g Beef Broth Soup; 500g Meat Feast Pasta Sauce and 400g Chilli Con Carne Soup.

It is understood that Greencore also makes sauces and meals for a number of other supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s and the Co-op.

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