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Tyson Foods Teams with Flashfood to Reduce Food Waste in Detroit

The duo is launching a three-month pilot to procure, package and sell edible food that grocers are refusing to sell.

Tyson Foods Inc. is teaming with Flashfood Inc. to launch flashfoodbox, which aims to make use of surplus food in Detroit and reduce food waste. The three-month pilot will redirect meat to the public for a discounted price and procure, package and sell edible food that grocers are refusing to sell.

For $44.99 per box, customers will receive approximately 5 pounds of protein and about 10 pounds of refused vegetables and fruits.

Crain’s Detroit Business has more:

It might be ugly, but it's still good.

That's the message behind flashfoodbox, a team effort from Tyson Foods Inc. and Flashfood Inc. to make use of surplus food in Detroit.

In efforts to reduce food waste, the partnership is testing a plan to redirect meat to the public for a discounted price. Flashfood, a Toronto-based company that lets shoppers buy quality food items at a discount rate, is leading the three-month pilot to procure, package and sell edible food that grocers refuse to sell. The pilot will run through July.

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