Food Expiration Dates: Those Sneaky Little Labels Your Brain Often Fall For

Every year, significant quantities of food are wasted by countries worldwide. In the United States alone, approximately one-fifth of food products are discarded due to consumer uncertainty regarding expiration labels. However, the majority of grocery items remain perfectly safe to consume even after their listed expiration dates. If these dates don’t indicate spoilage, what purpose do they serve? Let’s delve deeper into strategies for reducing food waste and gaining a better understanding of the significance behind food expiration labels in this video from TED Education.