THE East of England Co-op supermarket chain is now selling food that has passed its ‘best before’ date, in
a bid to reduce waste.
After a trial in 14 stores, bosses of the chain decided to go ahead with the scheme in all 125 shops. The store says that around 30-50% of food globally is wasted, so is telling their customers: “Don’t be a binner, have it for dinner!”
The stores will sell tinned food, dried food and packets for 10p each. They won’t sell food that has passed its ‘use by’ date, such as fish and raw meat, as this can be dangerous to health. But things like rice, pasta and canned food are often still edible months after the ‘best before’ date.
Some other supermarkets give out-of-date food to charity.