Sainsbury’s follows Asda, Tesco and Morrisons in announcing a UK ban in all stores

Sainsbury’s has announced a major change affecting more than 230 products in stores across the UK.

The supermarket has announced plans to remove the best-before dates from over 100 lines of fresh produce, including pears, onions, tomatoes and citrus, and a further 130 products, including potatoes, will follow.

The nationwide ban follows similar initiatives tescoWaitrose Morrisons and Asda.

The retailer will also be switching all use-by dates for its own-brand yoghurts to best-before dates by the end of this year, which will affect 46 product lines and give customers more autonomy to make their own decisions about whether their yoghurt foods are safe to eat past their best-before dates .

Kate Stein, Director of Technical at Sainsbury’s, said: “We know that around a third of all food produced for human consumption is either lost or wasted and that food waste is a major contributor to CO2 emissions, accounting for a staggering 8-10% . of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, which is why we are committed to helping customers reduce waste at home.

“We also know we can help our customers save money by eliminating unnecessary waste by extending the life of their grocery store. The changes we’re announcing today will do just that, giving customers more autonomy to make their own decisions about whether their food is good to eat and preventing them from discarding food too soon.

She added: With changes like these, we can all do our part together to tackle the climate crisis and protect the planet for generations to come.”

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), use-by dates are related to food safety, while best-before dates relate to food quality.

Foods with an expiration date should never be used after this date (unless frozen on or before this date), while foods with an expiration date can be consumed beyond this date.

After rigorous testing, Sainsbury’s has determined that its yoghurt is safe to eat past the best-before date, instead giving customers more autonomy to make their own decisions about whether their food is still safe to eat past the best-before date.

The changes are part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to halve its food waste by 2030 and to support its ongoing work with farmers and growers to reduce food waste in its supply chain, send excess food from stores to charitable food donation partners and recover energy from waste.

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