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Sell by date to be scrapped on Food


buteman
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The government is scrapping the sell by date on food as we are wasting to much.

What is your opinion.

I know what my opinion is that it is another government blunder.

Unscrupulous shopkeepers selling old food as fresh, you can imagine the ampont of food poisoning going about.

The Supermarkets work it out themselves if food is going out of date they sell it at a cheaper price to get rid of it. And it is the same with tinned goods.

I just can't see why any Government should come up with a crazy idea as this.

So shops will still be able to charge you the full price for food even though they know it is not fit for human consumption.

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LanceAlot

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I use a very clever device to determine if food is off. It's called a nose.

The problem is a lot of people find the present system of having three dates too confusing (?). Go figure.

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morddwyd

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"The 'Sell By' date is supposed to indicate when the food is at its best for taste etc."

No it isn't. It's supposed to indicate to shop staff when the food should be returned or dumped.

It is not going to be abolished, just put into code that only shop staff will understand, so that idiotic consumers who don't understand plain English won't misread it.

The date which indicates when food is best for taste etc is the "Best Before" date, and there are no plans to do away with this.

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