They’re set by manufacturers, without federal oversight, and most often relate to what manufacturers feel is “peak” quality.
The date label on food does not tell you if your food is safe to eat.
Overhauling our date-labeling system is a straightforward, concrete solution that will reduce food waste.
We need a reliable, coherent, and uniform food-dating system that provides useful guidance to consumers.
When you upload your photo, you’ll help us get the attention of manufacturers and also receive expert tips on food storage, as well more information on sorting out the date label mess.