‘It’s a disgrace for the planet’: what supermarkets should do to encourage the ethical consumption of food

Following last year’s trend which saw UK grocers scrap ‘Best Before’ dates on fruits and vegetables, M&S has recently decided to swap ‘Use By’ dates with ‘Best Before’ ones on its milk. Andy Needham, managing director of online discount retailer Approved Food, told us about how the distinction between these two expiration dates can help reduce food waste in the long run

Ever since supermarkets last year ditched the ‘Use By’ dates of fruits and vegetables, this trend seems to have caught up again since M&S announced that it will start labelling milk with ‘Best Before’ dates. What do you think about this move?

I think there are ‘Use By’ dates on far too many products.

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