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We’re throwing away good food – Times Live

Do you throw away food as soon as it reaches its best-before date?

 

If so, you’re probably wasting a lot of perfectly edible food.  In fact, collectively, consumers’ rigid compliance to conservative “expiry dates” is partly to blame for the fact that about a third of the world’s food ends up being wasted.

At a food-labeling seminar hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Consumer Commission in Pretoria recently, consumer goods and services ombudsman Neville Melville suggested that since millions of South Africans are food insecure, there may be merit in selling certain non-perishable food products after their best-before dates at discounted prices

 

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