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Item-level produce traceability may help consumer confidence

Item-level produce traceability may help consumer confidence | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Food recalls have been numerous over the past few years — from tomatoes, lettuce and apples to stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. Media coverage on contaminated foods causing illness further diminished consumer confidence in food and the retailers where they purchased the recalled products. To increase consumer confidence and public safety, it’s necessary to have an effective traceability system in place. Hurst International has the solution with item-level traceability available through its patented Print on Demand Versaprint labeling system.

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Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza

Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

100 per cent of cocoa used in Tesco's own-brand chocolate products now certified by Rainforest Alliance, retailer confirms. All of Tesco's own brand chocolate products are now made with sustainably sourced cocoa, the retailer confirmed yesterday. The switch comes in time for the annual Easter surge in chocolate sales, and means all Tesco own-brand chocolate goods - including cakes, biscuits, and desserts - will carry the Rainforest Alliance cocoa sourcing label.

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The sustainability of the cocoa economy is presently most complex in the area of the production of cocoa beans. The main sustainability issue in the world cocoa economy is with the farmers. They are the most vital, but also the most vulnerable link in the cocoa chain.  To achieve a more sustainable world cocoa economy the industry needs to start taking more focused action as soon as possible.

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