Americans Waste 40% of Food Over Label Confusion: Study

Expiration dates taken too literally, say researchers

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Sep 21, 2013 9:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Confusion about expiration dates on foods has become an expensive problem, leading to millions of pounds of perfectly good products going to waste. According to a new study from Harvard University and the National Resources Defense Council, misconceptions about food labels lead to about 40% of the nation’s food supply being unused. Newsy reports:

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