Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative aims to tackle that.
You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.
There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.