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Breaking Down Use By, Sell By & Best By Dates

January 14, 20169 min
When shopping, should you consider these dates before buying the product?Confusion over date labeling leads to billions of pounds of food waste every year.It might happen more often than you'd like to admit. You stock up your fridge and pantry with food for the week, but come Saturday, you're regrettably tossing out most of what you bought... and you haven't even opened it yet.Before you waste your food because of a use by, sell by, or best by date, a recent report from the Institute of Food Technologies explains the differences of each of these terms.Listen in as Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, discusses the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates.

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