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This Is What Best-By, Use-By, and Sell-By Dates Really Mean

March 13, 2019 by


by Lisa Milbrand © Provided by Trusted Media Brands, Inc. cans expiration date aluminum Confused by “best by,” “sell by,” and “use by”? You’re not alone. In fact, a Harvard University study found that more than 90 percent of Americans throw away perfectly good food due to label confusion—resulting in 398,000 tons of food waste […]

What does that ‘sell by’ date really mean, anyway?

October 5, 2016 by


By Catherine Smart It’s hard to know how to interpret food date labels. If it smells fine but it’s past the best-by mark, should you pitch it? And what does “sell by” really mean anyway? Professor Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and deputy director of the Harvard Law […]