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When Does Food Really Expire?

Almost everything you buy from the grocery store has an expiration date. But don’t believe them… they’re lies! Laci explains what the so called “expiration date” really means.

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The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America

“The waste of edible food by consumers, retailers, and manufacturers poses a
significant burden to the American food system. Wasted food costs consumers
and industry money; squanders important natural resources that are used to
grow, process, distribute, and store America’s food supply; and represents a missed
opportunity to feed the millions of food insecure households in the United States that
are struggling to access healthy, affordable food. Misinterpretation of the date labels on
foods is a key factor leading to this waste.”

77 Surprising Expiration Dates

“Certain items in your house practically scream “toss me” when their prime has passed. That mysterious extra white layer on the Cheddar? A sure sign it needs to be put out of its misery. Chunky milk? Down the drain it goes.”

Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?

“You open the fridge, drag out the cottage cheese, check for fur, and if there isn’t any, you say, “Honey? Will you sniff this?” This is not, however, the approved method of checking for freshness. The approved way lies in a voluntary system of labeling.”

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