Waste

Can you freeze eggs?

Surrey chef Carmela Tomkins supports the Love Food Surrey campaign

Can you freeze eggs? And is it safe to leave an open tin of beans in the fridge?

Answers to these questions and many more are given by chef Carmela Tomkins on Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign website. It features a host of recipe ideas for leftovers, shopping and food storage tips.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: “Our Love Food Surrey Campaign aims to help people reduce the amount of food they throw out which will help them save money and benefit the environment.

“It’s estimated that the average family wastes around one in every five shopping bags of food they buy. By following a few simple hints and tips from Love Food Surrey, people can reduce the waste they bin and save up to £50 a month.

“This can be done by better meal planning, shopping smarter and using better portion control which will all result in less food being thrown away.”

Surrey residents throw out about 83,000 tonnes of food waste each year, which costs the county council £7.6 million to deal with.

To find out if you really can freeze eggs, or if a tin of beans should be left in the fridge, visit the website at www.lovefoodsurrey.com where you can also sign up for the monthly Love Food Surrey e-newsletter.

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Media requiring more information can contact Surrey County Council senior media relations officer James Oxley at james.oxley@surreycc.gov.uk

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