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Is it okay to ignore the ‘best before’ label on food?

Simon Beaumont & Lisa Shaw

Tonnes of food goes to waste every year and Scientists urge it’s safe to eat food past the ‘best before’ date. Saying that best-before dates are not about safety but quality. Use by dates, on the other hand, are strict cut-off times for foods that go off quickly, such as meat products, fish, dairy food and bagged salads. If you ignore these, you could end up with a nasty dose of food poisoning.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand Communication Manager, Lorraine Haase joined Simon and Lisa explain the guidelines around the ‘best before’ sticker on our food packaging.

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Simon Beaumont & Lisa Shaw
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