New labeling guidance from the USDA that is designed to decrease waste by resolving consumer confusion about “best by” and “sell by” dates on food may also boost in-home food safety practices by providing more specific information.

Although infant formula is the only food product that must carry product dating
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This originally appeared Sept. 18 on Switchboard, the staff blog for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Forty percent of the food we produce in this country never gets eaten. That’s nearly half our food, wasted – not just on our plates, but in our refrigerators and pantries, in our
Continue Reading Date Labels on Food are Unrelated to Food Safety and Lead to Massive Waste