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Expiration Dates? Less Food Waste!

expired tofu

Did you know that 40 percent of the food we produce in this country never gets eaten, with most of it ending up in the landfill? The waste comes from our homes, grocery stores and farms.  For the average family, that’s a couple hundred dollars’  worth of food being thrown away every year, and a lot of the problem comes from confusing food labels.  “Sell by”, “best before” and “use by” dates don’t mean that the food is bad or unsafe, just when the product is at its peak.

Web MD: “Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?”

U.S. FDA: “Did you know that a store can sell food past the expiration date?”

HuffPost: “What You Should Know Before You Toss Your Food”




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