Tesco to use unsold bread in new products

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The baguettes and batons will be turned into bread pudding and olive oil crostini

Tesco has announced it will launch bread pudding and olive oil crostini lines made from surplus baguettes and batons from its bakeries.

Freshly baked bread is one of the most commonly wasted food items in the UK, accounting for nearly a third of the UK’s total retail food waste according to WRAP.

If the move is successful in the initial 24 stores, the products will be rolled out across all UK stores, leading to a predicted 40% cut of the supermarket’s in-store bakery baguette and baton waste.

In the last year, Tesco has halved the amount of food safe for human consumption going to energy recovery, with the amount of food going to waste in Tesco operations overall falling by 17%.

David Moon, head of business collaboration at WRAP, said: “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 crostini will cost 80p and the bread pudding will cost £1.25.

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