Food Wastage



This is picture of two out of four chillers in my Boots branch. The vast majority of the food you see in the picture will be thrown away at the end of the shift. All of it is perfectly edible and could easily be passed to homeless charities or even to colleagues, however the Boots policy states it must all be thrown away. I realize this is common across large chains and supermarkets due to food hygiene laws however seeing it happen first hand in your place of work makes me sick to the stomach and makes me want to find another job even sooner. It is clear that supermarkets who practice this kind of waste procedure are not simply following national produce regulations and it is largely economical. For every sandwich donated to a person, one less is bought in store. This is why companies such as Boots lock…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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