Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.
In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.
Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.
Dumpster divers may share ideals and good dumpster locations, but they maintain minimal contact, loose structural organization and, as a result, secrecy.
Food writer Nadia Arumugam found that expiration dates are often too conservative, lack standardization and are better indicators of optimum taste than safety.