Food Labeling

Study: 90 Percent of Consumers Throw Food Away on Sell-By Date Even Though It's Still Good

It just peaked but it's still good


A recent study done by Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resource's Defense Council exposes the truth behind expiration dates and offers suggestions to food manufacturers on how to better set these dates.

"The dates are undefined in law and have nothing to do with safety," said Emily Broad Leib, lead author of the study, titled The Dating Game, and director of Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic. "They are just a manufacturer suggestion of peak quality."