‘Storm in a teabag’: Labour accused of ‘misleading claim’ in food waste row with Department for Education
- The Department of Education did a food collection trial at three main offices
- Shadow Education Secretary said the 15 tons collected was ‘scandalous’
- But the department said much of the waste was used teabags and coffee
Labour has been accused of creating a ‘storm in a teabag’ after claiming a government department had wasted food.
The row broke out after the Department for Education did a year-long trial collection of food waste at three of its main offices. Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson said the 15 tons collected was a ‘scandalous waste of food’ and a ‘slap in the face’ for hard-pressed families.