Did you know that 33% of the world’s food is wasted? Lack of knowledge about expiration dates plays a big role. In the United States, over 90% of Americans throw away food prematurely. But do these dates stamped on food really mean that the food is unsafe?
The infographic below probes this question by looking into the various ways food manufacturers use dates on their products. Consumers may not realize there is a difference between “Use By Date,” “Best Before Date,” and “Sell By Date.” Understanding the real meaning behind expiration dates can help reduce waste. In the United States alone, Americans waste about $218 billion in food. That is no small change.
Learn more about what food expiration dates really mean and their impact on waste.