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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    It is a pity that food are being thrown away daily while others don't have enough to eat. Wouldm't it be better if they try to reduce production and sell balance at a discount after certain hours to clear them?
    It's market economy and pricing.

    The shops cannot reduce production for fear of wastage. How do you like to walk into a half empty bread shop?

    The shops cannot sell their unsold breads at discount prices because they can sell the bread at higher price absorbing the wastage. The shops don't lose money because you pay for the wastage.

    It's a win win siuation for the shops which make a profit and the customers who get fresh breads because the shops throw away the unsold breads everyday.

    Everybody is happy.

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    Be safe than sorry. After expiry date, eat at own risk. Singapore weather might not suit some food near to expiry date. If kenna food posion from expired food, only can blame yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Good idea. I saw this already at a bakery shop in Suntec City: after 7pm everything 50% off. And the trays are empty very soon after that time. The same I noticed in Germany with many food shops in train stations. During the last hour of opening everything cooked is 50% off. Not only the food wastage is zero, the company also saves in costs for trash collection.
    There are some bakery shop doing that (eg after 9pm). Sometime at 8pm+ near 9pm, saw customers choose the breads they want, but don't pay yet. When the time discount started, all queue up to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post

    Wrong.
    The expiry date is an date stating that by this day it is safe to consume the food. This date is usually set extremely conservative by the vendor based on the probability of food being spoiled even if storage and handling is not always optimal etc. A risk calculation, nothing else.
    But the date does not say that the food cannot be consumed after that day. The assumption it would be spoiled by next day is just wrong. With proper handling and storing the bread can still be consumed the next days. And here I guess is the problem: if the receiving homes cannot store the amount properly then it becomes a risk of spoiling. If the homes do not store food then whatever gets delivered must be consumed straight away.

    Yeah. But who wants to take the risks of mass food poisoning? We talking abt old folks in homes with weak immune systems or orphans in orphanages.

    The sponsoring company would not dare to say its OK to eat after expiry date. The in charge of institutions would not dare to let the people eat.

    Yeah lor. So they just eat what they can by the expired date, and throw the rest. I find anything wrong with this n

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    It's market economy and pricing.

    The shops cannot reduce production for fear of wastage. How do you like to walk into a half empty bread shop?

    The shops cannot sell their unsold breads at discount prices because they can sell the bread at higher price absorbing the wastage. The shops don't lose money because you pay for the wastage.

    It's a win win siuation for the shops which make a profit and the customers who get fresh breads because the shops throw away the unsold breads everyday.

    Everybody is happy.
    I know but there comes point it is not all about monies. Corporate Social Responsibility CSR.

    Consolidate the left over items into one section at the end of each day, shoppers understand and pick from there. After certain hours, clear balance at discount.

    If everyone is doing this, those that don't follow but pass the bucks to consumers will have to close shop.can work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Yesterday someone narrated this to us: A well meaning bread making company here decided to donate all their near expiry bread to old folks homes. They even paid for transport to bring it to their door steps. Alas , they got scolded by many that they are trying to "dump" their unwanted goods on the old folks. When that got viral, the CEO got very angry and stopped the whole thing. So now they dump their bread into the dustbin.

    We then checked with a relative who is a kitchen executive with an old folks home. He told us their side of the story. The bread usually arrive late in the day with expiry the next day. They don't serve bread after certain time. Plus they do not have the proper facility to store them. End up some of the bread did not last. Some really spoilt, others just no longer taste nice. Afraid it will contaminate the whole batch, they ended up throwing it away.

    Either way, bread end up in the rubbish bin.

    So while there is sufficient food waste to feed lots of hungry, there are lots of issues on the ground to prevent proper redistribution.
    This indicates that Singaporeans don't eat enough bread.

    If everybody eat 3 extra slices of bread everyday there won't be surplus and wastage left.

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    Pay less per piece when you BUY more...
    Which also means they will make more...

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    No more breaktalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Pay less per piece when you BUY more...
    Which also means they will make more...

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    I bought once during this offer period. The usual varieties that I buy; and guess what, the size seems smaller definitely..

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