Dear UNPA Colleagues --
I regularly read the Hyman Phelps McNamara FDA law blog which I find to be always relevant and informative. If you don't subscribe, I certainly encourage you to do so.
Today the law blog included this news item regarding FDA encouraging the food industry to use "best if used by" dating for shelf-stable foods...
Food waste is a massive problem. I expect most of us are puzzled whether food expiration dates mean anything. This brief article confirms that they do -- sort of. Personally, I like to rummage through the "almost expired, everything must go" stuff at the grocery store. (This horrifies my wife.) But I figure, hey, what's the worst that could happen? So far, so good.
We always like to send out news that you can actually use, and this certainly falls into that category. By the way, you can add, "Is it O.K. to buy close-to-expired foods?" as items you should not discuss over the dinner table. So that now makes four things: religion, politics, CBD, and food expiration dates.