Understand what food label dates really mean
What do you do when you discover the date on some of your canned goods has passed? Do you use them anyway? Do you throw them out? Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware of food safety. Unsure consumers end up throwing away perfectly good food and squandering their food budget. A study by the Harvard Law and Policy Clinic found that nearly 20 percent of food waste in people’s home is caused by confusing date labels.