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.
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.
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.