One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure: The Future of Expired Food
Expiration dates are not federally mandated. However, each state does have its own requirements. Further, selling expired foods is not illegal, can reduce food waste, and benefit the hungry. In May 2014, Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, launched Daily Table in Dorchester, Mass. Daily Table is a non-profit supermarket dedicated to reducing America’s food waste and addressing food insecurity, a problem that faces one in seven Americans. They offer discount
“Sell By” “Best By” “Use By” What do they really mean?
When you purchase groceries, do you pay attention to the sell by, best by or use by dates. Perhaps you smell the milk before you pour it in your bowl of cereal or before drinking it. I do, but there are so many people that will throw food away based on the package date. Most consumers assume these dates are standardized for our safety. The truth is, they have nothing to do with food safety. So what does the “best buy” date mean on a can of corn? How about that “sell by”