New “best if used by” food label advised by USDA

A new food labeling guidance from the USDA was announced yesterday in an effort to reduce consumer confusion over “best by” and “sell by” dates on food. In turn, the guidance also hopes to decrease the amount of wasted food and boost in-home food safety practices by providing more specific information.

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Science: Faulty ‘best by’ dates drive up food waste

When it comes to judging if the food in your refrigerator is still safe to eat, many turn to the “best by,” or “use by” date stamps usually found on food packaging. Some experts are saying, however, these labels fail to communicate meaningful information and may be contributing to the huge environmental problem of food […]