Terrine bulk packages of Country Pork & Pistachio Pate Market of Choice with sell-by dates
prior to and including 04/25/19.
Asda CEO Andy Clarke said: "If something's just past its sell-by date
and kept in a cold environment, I'd smell it to test whether to eat it."
Best-before and sell-by dates
"muddy the waters" and products should only have use-before dates to clarify the system, a Food Standards Agency spokeswoman said.
"But with a fifth of people throwing away all items past their sell-by date
, we are wasting a lot of the food we buy."
Mr Bennett said some of the goods displayed 'Whoops' stickers, meaning staff had previously reduced them because products were nearing their sell-by dates
. He pointed out the items found to be out-of-date formed only a fraction of the total products on sale in the stores, asking Ms Cowan: 'Do you know how many items the provisions department in a store like Coryton deal with on a daily basis on the shelves?
Each package has a Sell-By date
of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST.
They also found examples where the sell-by date
was obscured by the price label.
An undercover reporter for BBC1's Whistleblower programme has claimed she found two supermarkets ignored sell-by dates
and repackaged old food at reduced prices.
Samantha Dorchell, for Middlesbrough Council, said food inspectors found two items on July 12 that had sell-by dates
for July 11.
Lord Haskins, the former chairman of Northern Foods and a Labour adviser on rural affairs, said: "We've built a society where we think food is cheap, throwing it away because we're obsessed with sell-by dates
A pal in a superstore had told him that plants have sell-by dates
, just like food in supermarkets, and so every week they reduced anything that was out of date.
The EU pen-pushers have decreed that the wafers - or hosts - should carry sell-by dates