New guidance, published in partnership with WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and Defra, sets out best practice in the choice and application of date labels and storage advice. It will be used by food manufacturers, retailers and brands as the industry standard and brings together recommendations that ensures food is safe and adheres to legal requirements, with best practice information to ensure it is stored and used within time.
The guidance provides key information on how to apply food date labels, storage and freezing advice to:
- Ensure food is safe to eat
- Reduce consumer food waste
- Remove barriers to redistribution