Be a freezer hero: Freezing the food you haven’t had time to eat – any time before the date on the label – acts like a pause button, buying you more time to eat the food you've bought. Lots of people don't realise it’s safe to freeze almost any food before the date on the packaging, and then defrost in the fridge when you want it.
Know your dates: Almost half of the 4.4 million tonnes of good food wasted from our homes each year happens because we don’t use it in time, and in one-third of those instances a date label is given as the reason why.
Know your dates: A Use By date on a product is there for food safety reasons. You can eat it right up to the Use By, but not after - even if it looks and smells fine. Best Before, on the other hand, is about quality and food should be safe to eat after the date, but it may no longer be at its best.