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Wendy Knowler investigates food expiry dates: Why we should care

Wendy Knowler has the low-down on food product dates - and why you should care - on Friday's Consumerwatch.

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It’s been a confusing week on the food safety front. 

First, police and health officials raided foreign-owned shops and confiscated their rice, cool drinks, and maize meal for being past their best before dates, and therefore “dangerous”.

A few days later, the health minister went on TV telling the nation that there are different kinds of “expiry” dates and actually, shelf-stable foods are still safe to eat after their best-before dates expire.

Read: New, ‘improved' Rice Krispies make consumers snap

For a crash course on Use By, Best Before, and Sell By dates - and why you should care, listen below to Wendy and Darren on food date marks.

To contact Wendy, go to her Facebook page and click on the send email tab.

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