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Could we scrap 'Best before' labels?

"Best before" date labels could be scrapped in an attempt to cut the £680 worth of food thrown away by the average UK household each year.

New government guidance to shops aims to put more focus on "use by" dates on items such as prawns and yoghurt which have a definite shelf life.

The initiative follows consultation with manufacturers and retailers.

We asked people what they though about "best before" labels.

  • 18 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK