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The dates on food labels may not mean what you think they mean

Aug 11, 2021
Vox writer Alissa Wilkinson explains the history behind food label dates, and how the "expiration date" concept is a costly misunderstanding.
A produce worker stocks shelves at a supermarket in Washington, D.C.
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My milk has expired. Can I drink it?

Sep 18, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard researchers have released a study that says Americans waste food because of confusion over expiration dates.