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Food waste

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:16 pm
by Flo
Whilst scanning the news online as catch up two things jumped out at me:

The East Anglia (independent) Co-op group selling dried and tinned items with expired best before dates:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42217026

And this Danish shop working in the same area - you need the sound on for this one but it's interesting:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-42 ... rplus-food

Makes you think about avoidable waste in both cases and how much more self sufficient our countries in the west could be with some planning.

Re: Food waste

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:33 pm
by BernardSmith
But "best before" dates does not mean that the food is spoiled or should be trashed... That people refuse to buy such products is a cultural artifact...

Re: Food waste

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:38 pm
by Flo
Yep Bernard but people do refuse to buy dried and tinned goods after their best before dates on all sorts of misinformed grounds. And these are examples of companies and people kicking back trying to change that mindset. It needs doing.

Re: Food waste

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 pm
by Green Aura
There's an online store - Approved Foods - which only sells after "best before" and "end of line" products. They've gone from selling a small amount, out of their spare bedroom to having a big warehouse.

I have a look every now and then, you can often buy more unusual, expensive items for very reasonable prices. In England the shipping is free, up here I have to pay for delivery but it's still a lot cheaper than from elsewhere.

Re: Food waste

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:26 pm
by Weedo
Couldn't agree more - best before dates on honey, dried pulses and unshelled nuts ?????? I DO watch the use by dates on supermarket milk though, it could be a week or more old before it gets to the shelf.