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UK Supermarkets Are Throwing Away Expiration Dates on Food Items

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UK supermarkets are phasing out expiration dates on a range of perishable items in favor of good old-fashioned shoppers’ judgment. And while the chain retailers say the move will save customers money and cut waste, it marks a new turn in a grim consumer battle with rampant inflation.