A study into how to make holes could save shoppers millions of pounds in wasted food.
After two years of intensive research a team of scientists has worked out precisely how large each hole in food packaging should be - and exactly where to place them - to make fresh produce last longer.
The findings could have a dramatic effect across the entire fresh fruit and veg. industry, by extending the stay-fresh period of some products for up to two days.
The Co-operative Food’s technical expert, Iain Ferguson, said: