Standardizing food date labels

Standardizing food date labels

UP to 86% of consumers at least occasionally discard food prematurely because they misinterpret dates on the package to mean that the food is unsafe to eat. This confusion extends to businesses that also wind up discarding perfectly edible food.

Several witnesses during a May 25 House Agriculture Committee hearing said refining and standardizing the system of date labeling on food offers one of the most concrete steps to quickly reducing the amount

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