Why the sell-by date is a lie

Here’s the truth about when to toss your produce

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From the June 2016 issue of the magazine.

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Use the sniff test

Canadians toss out roughly 20% of the food they buy, because they either bought too much or worry it’s gone off. Truth is, foods last far longer than their sell-by dates suggest. Have a look. Hover over or tap on the photo to learn how long your food really lasts.

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