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You CAN Eat Food that is 18 Years Past it’s sell-by date


“Use by” – “Best before” – “Sell by”   The label has faded to illegibility, there’s a shameful layer of dust on the lid, and the ‘best before’ stamp predates your firstborn child. Who hasn’t got some of these ancient food relics hanging around at the back of the cupboard, or buried deep in the

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Grocery recovery: Reducing wastage


GROCERY RECOVER – SAVING PERFECTLY GOOD FOOD Worldwide around 30% of food ends up in landfill sites. “It is no different in SA” Foodeez brings the perfectly good supply to the consumer, saving both the consumer and the manufacturer money.   Read the Financial Mail article here


Confused By Expiration Dates? Here’s What They Really Mean


Best Before only refers to taste and flavour   “Best by” refers to when a food is at peak flavor or quality, says Janell Goodwin, a technical information specialist with the USDA (who was not involved with the study). “Sell by” indicates how long a store should sell or display a product for inventory management


EWN News on SoundCloud Interview


CAPE TOWN – Did you know the difference between the “best before” and “sell by” date labels on food items?   Listen to Cape Talk host Kieno Kammies interview in the SoundCloud above.   Read the full article here.  

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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

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Grocery recovery stores – a win for both manufacturers and consumers


For various reasons, manufacturers are often faced with surplus stock.  The most common reason is short-dated or expired food items that are returned by retailers or has too short a period before the sell-by date to send into the trade.  Nonetheless, these items retain their properties for reasonably long periods after the published best before

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