Produce suppliers' views sought on official food dating advice

Waste reduction agency WRAP is inviting comments on its draft guidance on how, and how long, to store food, in order to further reduce food waste in the home.

WRAP is currently working with UK Governments and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to update industry guidance on the application of on-pack date and advice on food storage and freezing.

Draft updated guidance is available for review and comment online until 3 August.

WRAP is also directly consulting with food businesses, trade bodies and food redistribution organisations, and expects to publish the completed guidance later this year.

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey said: "The food and catering industries have made strong progress in reducing household food waste by a million tonnes since 2007, but there is still a way to go.

"We know that confusing labels can contribute to food waste by suggesting items need to be thrown away sooner than is necessary, which is why this new guidance will make packaging much clearer for people as they do their weekly shop."


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