I don’t know if I buy the numbers but we do waste food.
I have a friend who works for Tasty-Kake. I saw him in the grocery store and he was pulling boxes off the shelves.
He explained that the expiration dates on them would expire before they came back next so he was gonna throw them out.
I got a trunk full from him. Nothing wrong with any of it. The whole “Best If Used By” date is bogus.
I have a friend who works as a subcontractor for Little Debbie. He always has 'expired labels' and there is nothing wrong with it. He gives away some and sells a lot, some to convenient marts. You can guess who runs these mini marts.
He told me the whole label expiration thing mostly just a ploy to keep the product moving, not so much for freshness.
“I have a friend who works for Tasty-Kake. I saw him in the grocery store and he was pulling boxes off the shelves.”
I had a fight with the someone at our local HEB. I love when they put out the rotisserie turkey breasts. I picked one up and the person who handles the chicken and turkey grabbed it from me. Says to me, “expired, cannot sell it to you.” It wasn’t 10 minutes past expiration.
I think they should change the labeling from “Sell by” to “Eat by.”