Fridge full of perishable food items
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Sell-by dates 'should be removed' say ministers

Sell-by dates should be removed from food packaging to help cut waste and save shoppers money, ministers say.

The UK throws away about £12bn of edible food each year and critics say confusing packaging is partly to blame.

New government advice says firms should include only use-by or best-before dates and remove sell-by and display-until labels relating to stock control.

BBC Breakfast's Jenny Hill spoke to Richard Taylor from the Morrisons chain of supermarkets, to see how they can manage their stocks using the new government guidelines.

  • 15 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Food labelling 'confuses people'