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Food news

Together with our suppliers, we're committed to helping you understand more about where your food comes from, and what we do to ensure it is fresh, responsibly sourced and of the highest quality

 

News & Results

Our latest supply chain news and authenticity test results. 

We promised to introduce a world-class traceability and DNA testing system across our food products. We said it would be one of our permanent controls to ensure the quality and safety of our food and that it would complement existing checks and tests.

We  target products which our intelligence-led horizon scanning tells us may present potential risks. That’s for authenticity, origin or natural contaminants.

The programme has become part of the way we do business, and alongside the work carried out by our Quality Team, means that Tesco products are now more rigorously tested than ever before.

All our testing is carried out by independent laboratories and in line with the standards set by the Food Standards Agency.

We have now tested 5784 products since January 2013.

 

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May, 2013

fish

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Apr, 2013

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Mar, 2013

results

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Mar, 2013

Tim Smith

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Mar, 2013

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Feb, 2013

meat testing

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Feb, 2013

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Feb, 2013

meat testing

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Jan, 2013

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Jan, 2013

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Our Promises

We’ll put in place better controls

We know that our supply chain is too complicated. So we're making it simpler and introducing world-class traceability and testing.

We’ll bring food closer to home

A commitment to source more of our meat closer to home. Where it is reasonable to do so, we will source from British farmers and producers.

We’ll build better relationships with our farmers and suppliers

Working directly with farmers and growers is key to our new approach. We will build upon our existing Farming Groups and offer contracts with a minimum period of two years to all our suppliers who want them.

We will create more transparency

We’ll give you more detailed information about our suppliers and how they work than any other retailer.