What a huge amount of tomatoes going to waste. The “large manufacturer” should be ashamed of themselves. They should be named and shamed! Would love to go to Sheffield to get some but I don’t think it is economically viable to drive a 120 mile round-trip just for a bag of tomatoes!
Real Junk Food Projects like this one are doing an amazing job though. X
What would you do with 10kg of sliced cherry tomatoes?
The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield intercepts food that is destined to be wasted unnecessarily and then makes it available to the people of Sheffield on a pay-as-you-feel basis, from the Sharehouse Market. Founded and run Jo Hercberg and René Meijer the project will be taking an unusually large shipment of unwanted tomatoes early next week.
The 50 tonnes of frozen sliced cherry tomatoes are perfectly edible, they were refused by a large manufacturer as they were “sliced incorrectly”. You might wonder how many ways there are to slice a cherry tomato, and how there could be an incorrect one, but this is all part of a much bigger problem with food manufacture. The supplier was faced with either binning the food or trying to pass it on. Jo explained that “luckily the supplier was aware of us and…
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