FDA To Clarify Sell-By Date Labels, Cut Food Waste With EPA, USDA

April 10, 2019
FDA is taking steps to clarify date labeling on foods and working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency to cut down on food waste, the single largest type of waste in Americans’ daily trash, the agency announced Tuesday (April 9). Frank Yiannas, FDA’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response, released a statement saying the issue of food safety and food waste are intertwined. He cited research showing consumer confusion over the meaning of date labeling...

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