5 things you need to know about food-labeling changes

This article is about The Food Date Labeling Act of 2016. This act proposes a change in food labeling on menus and other food. The confusion on food labels causes massive food waste in this country every year. People confuse the Sold By and the Best By labels with the expiration date. It has caused 29 billion of edible food to be wasted each year.

Key Takeaways:

  • The university’s Secret Shopper program enlists student volunteers at the start of the school year.
  • Students are given a meal voucher to a campus eatery and, after their meal, fill out an online survey rating their experience.
  • Students at the University of California at Los Angeles have the opportunity to take cooking classes this quarter, Daily Bruin reports.

“Starting this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) will take steps to help resolve consumer confusion regarding such terms as “best by” and “sell by,” labels found on food products we select every day.”


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