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On this week’s episode: Are 'best before' dates past their prime?
A new report on grocery affordability from a House of Commons committee argues that Canada should scrap best before dates because a lot of people don't understand what they actually mean.
Many consumers wrongly believe that food is not safe to eat after a best before date, which isn't actually true. Unlike an expiry date, a best before date simply indicates when a product is at its peak freshness.
Experts say best before dates could be contributing to excess food waste, and in turn, food insecurity — all while driving up the price of groceries.
Mike Von Massow, a food economist at the University of Guelph, joins us on the podcast to offer some food for thought. Spoiler alert: the professor has no qualms about eating yogurt past its best before date.
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