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#16    Michelle

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 03 May 2013 - 10:12 AM, said:

And yes, in several countries that is exactly what supermarkets do, instead of throwing the stuff about to go out of date, or the produce that is unsellable the next day, into the trash bin, they donate it to a soup kitchen.

It doesn't really have anything to do with countries. Chain stores or restaurants have policies and procedures they have to adhere to. Individually owned places will often donate or give away expired food.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

View PostMichelle, on 03 May 2013 - 12:10 PM, said:

It doesn't really have anything to do with countries. Chain stores or restaurants have policies and procedures they have to adhere to. Individually owned places will often donate or give away expired food.
The chain stores and restaurants have policies which are set out by the countries laws, we in England have many food laws set out by the EU, so even if someone wants to have its own policies, they can`t unless it is within the laws given.
I hope individually owned places do donate or give food away, but here it would be illegal and the individual owner could get done for giving away food with out of date sell by dates on them. The law is not on the side of those who wish to help the needy.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

"With the exception of infant formula, the laws that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers do not preclude the sale of food that is past the expiration date indicated on the label. FDA does not require food firms to place "expired by", "use by" or "best before" dates on food products. This information is entirely at the discretion of the manufacturer."

This is from the FDA website. We have budget stores that buy nearly expired food from larger supermarket chains and sell it at discount prices. Some of it, like canned goods, is good for years after the expiration date.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostMichelle, on 03 May 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

"With the exception of infant formula, the laws that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers do not preclude the sale of food that is past the expiration date indicated on the label. FDA does not require food firms to place "expired by", "use by" or "best before" dates on food products. This information is entirely at the discretion of the manufacturer."

This is from the FDA website. We have budget stores that buy nearly expired food from larger supermarket chains and sell it at discount prices. Some of it, like canned goods, is good for years after the expiration date.

This is a U.S article, slightly different here.
Here is a link to how it works, too long to copy and paste.

http://www.charityba...and-drink.shtml

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