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Misunderstood food date labels and reported food discards: A survey of US consumer attitudes and behaviors

February 01, 2019
Waste Management

Neff RA, Spiker M, Rice C, Shklair A, Greenberg S, Broad Leib E

Food date labels such as "best before" and "sell by" are largely unregulated in the United States (U.S.), although new voluntary standards are coming into effect. A U.S. consumer survey was performed in April 2016 to inform policy and education activities related to date labels.

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