2 thoughts on “To combat food waste, Germany may eliminate ‘sell by’ date”

  1. Maybe they should switch to meat and potatoes.
    When did reducing safety margins become a good idea?
    Germany needs to raise more pigs; they’ll eat the leftovers, provide great ham, bacon, and sausage meat(!), and keep Islamic extremists out of the neighborhood.

  2. Expiry dates on food are mainly about limiting manufacturer liability. The food bank here in Nanaimo BC has a food recovery system in place, whereby they send a refrigerated truck around to a bunch of the local grocery stores and collect all the close-dated stuff, which would have been pitched anyway. Careful storage and monitoring of dates means ample free food for people whose rent wipes out their grocery money. So waste is reduced and hungry kids get fed. Everybody wins.

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