The long-awaited change to 'best before', 'use by' and 'sell by' labelling has finally arrived. What's the oldest thing you've ever eaten?
This article titled “Best before, still fine after” was written by Susan Smillie, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 15th September 2011 10.20 UTC
Today marks the arrival of government guidelines scrapping the sell-by date in an attempt to cut down on some of the £12bn worth of food that's wasted each year. Well done and hurrah. From now on, “use by” labels will refer to food that's unsafe to eat by a given date, while “best before” dates will show the product is no longer at its best.