expiration dates

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail industries recognize consumers are confused about date labels, which is contributing to food waste, and are working to clear up this confusion while also ensuring the solutions work for both consumers and businesses.
Most date label guidance is just the manufacturer’s best guess at when the product will be at its peak quality.
On May 19th, 2016, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree introduced The Food Dates Labeling Act of 2016 to Congress to help combat food waste.
A new petition is calling on supermarkets to simplify the expiration dates on their products.