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Should 'Best before' labels be removed from food items?

Photo / Martin Sykes
Photo / Martin Sykes

Confusion over "best before" labels is contributing to Kiwis needlessly dumping uneaten food worth $750 million a year.

It is a habit which has prompted plans to remove the labels in Britain.

There, they are blamed for contributing to £6 billion ($12.26 billion) of food waste annually.

A top Australian economist, whose research reveals the wasteful habits of New Zealand households, says consumers need more context on the health risks of particular foods.

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