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 under current federal law, many…

Harvard School of Law lecturer Emily Broad Leib sat down with Food Safety News to discuss problems related to food waste and expiration dates at the 2014 conference for the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) held earlier this month in Indianapolis, IN.

As Leib describes it, up to 50 percent of food produced in…

Last year I started what I thought was a very excellent food safety tradition. I did the Thanksgiving week shopping and discovered there was no room in the pantry or anywhere else.

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After standing there thinking for a while, I got to wonder what was really on all those pantry shelves. Item by item, I …