Expiration Date Misconceptions

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According to The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, 40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, resulting in 160 billion pounds of wasted food every year.

Confusion over “sell by” and “use by” date labels is a major factor. Less than half of consumers can identify what “sell by” labels mean – and less than one quarter can identify what “use by” labels mean.

According to the USDA, many products could be good in your pantry for 12 or 18 months beyond the sell-by date. For more information, watch this video:

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