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USDA estimates that 30% of the FoodSupply is lost at the retail and consumer levels.

One source of food waste arises from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label. To reduce consumer confusion and wasted food, FSIS recommends that food #manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating use a “Best if Used By” date. #Research shows that this phrase conveys to consumers that the product will be of best quality if used by the #calendar date shown. Foods not exhibiting signs of #spoilage should be #wholesome and may be #sold, #purchased, #donated and #consumed beyond the labeled "Best if Used By" date.

Source:USDA


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