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FDA Wants to Standardize Food Expiration Labels to “Best If Used By”

The agency hopes to cut down on food waste

Most of the food we eat come with expiration dates, but those little numbers don’t always mean the same thing. Many shoppers are confused by the terms on expiration labels. “Some of them say ‘sell by,’ some of them say ‘best by,’ I don’t know what the difference is,” Nicole Mattson of Moorhead said. A new FDA guideline would make…