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Vacuum heat treatment is an important part of strong health & safety food production. But there is increasing demand for food to be free of all treatment and packaging once it’s hit the supermarket shelves.

It’s why one UK supermarket has unveiled a strategy to help cut down on single-use plastics, pledging that “greener” products will not cost lots more, as it starts its first ‘sustainability trial’ in store.

Asda is launching ‘Greener at Asda Price’, a promise that all loose and unwrapped fruit and vegetables won’t cost more than wrapped and packaged equivalents.

Its new-style shop will launch in Middleton in Leeds, and aims to help shopper “reduce, reuse and recycle with ease” through a range of initiatives, including refill stations and flowers being unwrapped with optional paper wrapping.

Asda has already estimated that these changes could save one million pieces of plastic every year.

“This marks an important milestone in our journey as we tackle plastic pollution and help our customers to reduce, reuse and recycle,” said Roger Burnley, Asda’s Chief Executive.

“We have always known that we couldn’t go on this journey alone,” he said, “so it is fantastic to work in tandem with more than 20 of our partners and suppliers who have answered the call to test innovative sustainable solutions with us.”

The store will have 15 large refill stations where shoppers can buy the amount of products they need, and as well as loose items including fruit and vegetables, they will include some big UK names, including Kellogg’s cereals, PG Tips teabags, Quaker Oats, and Lavazza and Taylors of Harrogate coffee beans.

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