Do not throw away food past its ‘best before’ date.
You can still SELL it. It is legal to sell food past its ‘best before’ date (as opposed to perishable food with a ‘use by’ date on them such as fresh meat, fish, ready made meals and sandwiches), as long as the food has been kept in safe conditions and you let customers know that the food is past its ‘best before’ date.
You can also DONATE it to local charities - either directly or via Best Before Project’s re-distribution network.
Food past its ‘best before’ date is safe to consume and the ‘best before’ label is merely an indication that after the date the food ‘might begin to lose its texture or flavour’ (see [link to food labelling info]). It will not poison you or your customers and in most cases it will taste exactly the same as an item ‘in date’. Think dry rice, pasta, tinned baked beans, honey and … over 80% of all food in the UK.
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For further information please go to Food labelling