Monday 31 July 2023

Aldi to remove ‘use by’ date on milk

Aldi to remove ‘use by’ date on milk

Supermarket giant, Aldi, will replace the ‘Use By’ on its fresh milk bottles to ‘Best Before’ across its stores in England and Wales to stop milk from being thrown away unnecessarily.

Referring to a study by waste reduction charity, WRAP, it says that almost 300,000 tonnes of milk is wasted every year by UK households. Nearly half of the respondents said they threw milk out because it had gone past the ‘Use By’ date.

The supermarket says that milk is safe to use past the ‘Best Before’ date and using this will cut food waste.

Aldi instead asks its customers to perform a ‘sniff test’ to determine whether the milk is okay to drink.

Liz Fox, Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said: "We are constantly working to be a more sustainable retailer and we are dedicated to preventing food waste wherever we can, both in our stores and helping customers throw away less food at home.

“We hope shoppers embrace this change and look, smell, and taste their milk to see if it’s still fine to use, so together we can reduce the effect food waste has on the environment."

Aldi hopes to half its food waste by 2030.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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