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    • Tamsin Temrin
    • By Tamsin Temrin 4th Dec 17, 12:03 PM
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    Co-op ditching best before dates
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    • 4th Dec 17, 12:03 PM
    Co-op ditching best before dates 4th Dec 17 at 12:03 PM
    Has anyone seen this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42217026

    I wouldnt like to risk it on anythink with fats in, as they can go rancid, but how would I know how old the brown rice was?

    Not so bothered about stuff like plain pasta or tinned stuff except tomatoes.
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 4th Dec 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 12:10 PM
    They are not ditching the 'best before' dates; they are selling food that reaches that date very cheaply instead of dumping it.

    Anything sold under this scheme will have the date on the packet or tin so you will be able to see how far past that date it is.

    'Best before' isn't the same as 'Use by' - the second is to do with food safety; the first just refers to a possible deterioration in flavour and texture.
    Last edited by Mojisola; 04-12-2017 at 3:25 PM. Reason: Put in a missing 'not' - thanks, firefox1956!
    • Tamsin Temrin
    • By Tamsin Temrin 4th Dec 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:14 PM
    Thats good to know, thanks.

    I think some things are better than others, eg I would be fine with lentils but not oats. I suppose it allows more room for common sense
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 4th Dec 17, 3:14 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:14 PM
    I think that Mojisola has left a fairly critical word out of their post
    NOT ??
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