Wednesday, 3 April 2013

From 'sell-by' to 'best by' for yoghurt

SPAIN As we announced in January, the Government yesterday changed the 'sell by' date (fecha de caducidad) on yoghurt for a 'best by' date (fecha de consumo preferente) that is to be decided by the manufacturer. A 'best by' date does not mean that a yoghurt cannot be eaten beyond that date, though it might lose some of its nutritional value. The announcement came from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, who announced, too, that his Ministry was now establishing a strategy called 'More food, less waste' aimed at cutting food waste by half by 2025. Some 7.7 tons of food is wasted every day in Spain and, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, about one third of the world's food production is wasted.

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