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UK’s Food Standard Agency (FSA) has released Labeling Guidance: Best Practice on Food Date Labelling and Storage Device.

This document specifies guidance on how to apply and use food date labels and how UK law applies throughout the ‘life cycle’ of a food product. This guide discusses the following:

  • Section 1 Date Labels
  • Section 2 Setting product life
  • Section 3 Storage device
  • Section 4 Freezing advice
  • Section 5 Responsibilities through the life of a product

This will help ensure that food is properly described, stored, used and safely provided to consumers, and in turn this will help reduce consumer food waste.