Food Waste Is A Main Cause
Of The Climate Crisis

-35% of all food is wasted

-Food takes up more space in U.S. landfills than anything else

-The U.S. wastes enough food to fill the Rose Bowl, every day

-If global food waste were a country, it would rank 3rd in greenhouse gas emissions behind China and the U.S.

-According to Project Drawdown, reducing food waste is one of the most impactful solutions to global warming

You Can Help Prevent Food Waste At Home

Best-By, Use-By, Sell-By,
and Freeze-By dates

What do they mean, and how long does food stay safe to use? To reduce food waste, it is important that consumers understand that these terms are for quality and not for safety.

Best-By: This date indicates when a product will be of the best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.

Use-By: This is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality.

Sell-By: This date tells the store how long to display the product for sale for inventory management. It is not a safety date.

Freeze-By: This date indicates when a product should be frozen to maintain peak quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.

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~ Elsy Alvarado

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