Day: June 30, 2016

US: Can Walmart’s food labels make a dent in America’s $29bn food waste problem?

The Guardian: If you’ve ever paused before tossing a can of food in the trash after seeing the date on the label, you’re not alone. Whether it’s because of habit, cultural norms or a genuine fear of getting sick, most consumers err on the safe side and avoid foods that have passed the date stamped on their labels.

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Day: June 30, 2016

NZ: The top 10 food trust issues impacting fruit packhouses

Compac: Whistleblowing is bringing down more than just politicians these days. In the food processing and packaging industry, a single faulty practice has the power to bring production, reputation and profits to a grinding halt. But before you imagine this is a problem that doesn’t affect the fruit industry, think again. In recent years, there have several high profile recalls within apples, stone fruit and peanuts. These events can no longer be seen as isolated incidents.

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