Americans are so SCARED of eating “expired food” that it’s estimated our country wastes 150,000 tons of food each day! The idea that food has passed it’s expiration date and automatically needs to be pitched, is costing a fortune too.
An average family of four wastes between $1,500 – 1,800 of food each year. Two-thirds of America’s $2 Billion in annual food waste happens at home, right in our very own households.
There’s so much confusion about food labels! Remember, dates of food labels may be indicators of QUALITY, but not of Safety! Food label confusion is leading to a HUGE FOOD WASTE problem!
Did you know the state of Illinois does not even require food lables? There is no federal regulation that standardizes food date labels at this time.