Friday, February 19, 2016

Better Food Dating System Could Save Billions

James Arena-DeRosa, president of Foodshare of Hartford and Tolland Counties, said the existing "patchwork of laws" in different states and confusion over differing regulations have made food companies wary of donating lots of food. "Millions and millions of pounds of food are being wasted," he said."
"New federal food labeling standards to let consumers know how long food can actually be safely eaten would save billions of dollars in usable food that's now being thrown away, said a panel of experts who gathered at a Stew Leonard's store on Thursday.

Food bank officials, environmentalists, academics and food industry representatives met to support U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal's new legislation aimed at establishing a uniform federal food dating system." Read more >

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