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Waitrose to Scrap ‘Best Before’ Dates on Hundreds of Products to Reduce Food Waste

Retail Inside a Waitrose Ltd. Supermarket As U.K. Economy Grows

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Waitrose will remove "best before" dates on nearly 500 fresh food products in efforts to reduce food waste.

From September, the grocery giant will scrap the dates on packaged fruit and vegetables to encourage consumers to use their own judgment about when food has gone off.