Product Developer - Chilled Foods
Welwyn Garden City
New cooked meat packaging improves freshness, quality and reduces food waste
31 Jul 2017
Our customers help us to redesign Tesco packaging to improve freshness and reduce food waste.
Easy open, easy close packaging
Delivering a 'Home Roast' experience
Packaging to reduce food waste
Packaging developments, like this, support our food waste reduction targets. We’re working with suppliers on some trials to innovate how our produce is packaged. We're looking for better performing packaging that takes the needs of older consumers and single households into account.
With our ‘eat fresh, keep fresh’ chicken fillet packaging, the fillets come in a packet that has a separate compartment for each chicken breast, with a tear seal between the two. This means customers can eat one and keep the other which we hope will help them to reduce food waste at home. Our bagged salads now also come in a re-sealable packet.
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have commended Tesco for introducing this new re-sealable packaging adding that it will help in the fight to reduce household food waste.
No time for waste
Launching this new packaging is part of our ongoing work to tackle food waste wherever it occurs – from farm to fork. Tesco believes that no food that could be eaten should be wasted. That’s why we’ve committed that no food that is safe for human consumption will go to waste from Tesco UK retail operations by the end of 2017.