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    • MSE Luke
    • By MSE Luke 9th Jan 18, 9:18 PM
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    12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink
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    12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink 9th Jan 18 at 9:18 PM
    'Are you always throwing out food that's gone off? Back in November, it was claimed new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That's likely to be introduced later this year - but in the meantime we've 12 tips to help you stop throwing food (and money) in the bin...'

    Read MSE Sarah M's full blog: '12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink'

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    • robin58
    • By robin58 11th Jan 18, 3:13 AM
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    Yet again I see the 'you must store eggs in a fridge' fallacy.

    You don't have to store them in a fridge in the UK because unlike the USA where they wash them and because of that they MUST be kept in a fridge.

    In the UK they are not washed and because of that are sold from the normal shelf in supermarkets.

    Just store them in cool non smelly area. Luckily I have a pantry/larder.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 11th Jan 18, 6:36 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 6:36 AM
    Eggs (from the British Egg Information Service):


    Store eggs at a constant temperature below 20°C - this maintains freshness and quality. The fridge is the best place to keep them in domestic kitchens

    Fridge door best avoided because of fluctuating temperatures due to the door being opened regularly.

    https://www.egginfo.co.uk/egg-safety/storage-and-handling

    Tomatoes (New Scientist):

    Some foods just aren’t meant to go in the fridge – like tomatoes. As some consumers have long known, refrigerating them permanently impairs their flavour, but the reasons were elusive. New insights into why this happens may some day help us develop varieties that retain their flavour during cold storage.


    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109336-heres-why-putting-tomatoes-in-the-fridge-makes-them-tasteless/
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 11th Jan 18, 7:15 AM
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    Thanks Luke. Another trick is to stock up your freezer on Offer days. Filled up mine at Christmas with 19p bargains.
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    • By VfM4meplse 11th Jan 18, 12:06 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 12:06 PM
    Thanks Luke. Another trick is to stock up your freezer on Offer days. Filled up mine at Christmas with 19p bargains.
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    • MSE Sarah
    • By MSE Sarah 12th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    For more tips & inspiration, see the Love Food, Hate Waste thread - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5610017&_ga=2.39192739.1428174236 .1515407147-2100251118.1509475124
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    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 12th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    Tip 13, Use common sense! Don't throw it out because the clock struck midnight on the best before date or even use by date (depends what it is, just trust your senses for most food).
    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 12th Jan 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 4:23 PM
    Originally posted by MSE Sarah
    This link seems to be invalid?
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 12th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    Tomatoes (New Scientist):

    Some foods just aren’t meant to go in the fridge – like tomatoes. As some consumers have long known, refrigerating them permanently impairs their flavour, but the reasons were elusive. New insights into why this happens may some day help us develop varieties that retain their flavour during cold storage.


    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109336-heres-why-putting-tomatoes-in-the-fridge-makes-them-tasteless/
    Originally posted by Doc N

    I had no idea, have always put toms in the fridge. I'll have to experiment with storing them elsewhere.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jan 18, 9:21 AM
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    This link seems to be invalid?
    Originally posted by thriftylass
    Yes, the "Love food, hate waste" thread has disappeared.

    Some chat about it on this thread:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5774332

    Unfortunately, our experience is that once it's gone, it can't be brought back.

    MSE Sarah's blog needs amending.

    And I'm not even going to mention the advice about keeping potatoes 'in their original bag'.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Jan 18, 2:41 PM
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    Yes, the "Love food, hate waste" thread has disappeared.

    Some chat about it on this thread:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5774332

    Unfortunately, our experience is that once it's gone, it can't be brought back.

    MSE Sarah's blog needs amending.

    And I'm not even going to mention the advice about keeping potatoes 'in their original bag'.
    Originally posted by Pollycat

    I resuscitated it the other day with a new one as it was deleted by some idiot continually pressing the spam button But fear not like the phoenix we have risen again
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Jan 18, 2:58 PM
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    I resuscitated it the other day with a new one as it was deleted by some idiot continually pressing the spam button But fear not like the phoenix we have risen again
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Yes, I know, Jackie, and thanks for that.

    But Sarah M's blog still needs amending as it has a link to an invalid thread i.e. the old one.
    It needs the link to the new one.

    TBF, if you're on your phone & scrolling up/down it's easy to catch the spam button by accident.
    I've done it myself - but always gone back and marked the post as 'not spam'.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 16th Jan 18, 9:00 AM
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    In 48 years of looking after myself since I left my parents, I can't recall ever throwing away food because it had gone off.
    How have I managed this? simple, I only buy what I need for a certain given period and I either eat it or freeze it for later.

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