Are Food Items Edible After Their Expiration Dates #Infographic

Are Food Items Edible After Their Expiration Dates #Infographic

Many officials have called for improvements to the existing system of expiration dates listed on food products to reduce the waste.

Some of us survey the' best before' or' sale by' date specified on the food products boxes. And as soon as the date passes we just throw away the object as a precaution. Yes, many of us are guilty of throwing away discarded edibles because they have passed past their expiry dates.

But do you know that this makes a significant contribution to an estimated 340 million tons of food that is wasted globally after purchase?

Food saving campaign advocates say consumers should be more aware about the dates listed on the food products. The German Food Bank has clarified in this context that the expiration date on many of these items is much too conservative. Food products such as pasta and rice, for example, are edible for a year, past their sell-by date.

Also items such as eggs and butter can be eaten for an additional 21 days after their expiration date.

Are Food Items Edible After Their Expiration Dates #Infographic

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