‘Best before’ is when your food will be at its best before the date given. After this date, it might not be at its best, but it will still be safe to eat. Use your senses to make a judgement.
Depending on how you store your food you can maintain the quality of it to be good enough to eat after the best before date.
Love Food Hate Waste have produced a guide to a few key food items and how long after the date they can be eaten:
‘Use by’ means you must not eat food past the ‘use by’ date, try freezing food before its use by date, you will reduce the amount you may throw away.
'Display until / sell by' These dates are for the retailers – not us at home. You don’t need to worry about these.
Here are our helpful tips to reduce food waste:
Love Food Hate Waste website has some great tips from storing food to leftover recipes.
In the UK we waste around 6.5 million tonnes of food every year, some of this could be saved. Growing, processing, packaging and transporting the food we eat all contributes to climate change. One third of greenhouse emissions globally come from agriculture. If we waste less food we will reduce carbon emissions which is important to reduce the affect of climate change.
It is important we all try to cut our carbon emissions. The University declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency
We have a dedicated team, in a broad range of roles, contributing to sustainable development across our campuses. We are committed to the promotion of sustainability to a variety of stakeholders, to conserve the local environment for our students, staff, the wider community and our resident wildlife.