Best Before Dates 'Best Before' date labelling is all about quality not safety. You’ll see these dates on a wide range of foods including tinned, frozen, fresh and dried. It is not unsafe to eat foods that have passed the best before however, the food may lose some of its freshness, taste, aroma or nutrients. Can food be sold past its ‘Best Before’ date? Food can sold or donated and eaten after it’s ‘Best Before’ date as long as it is still of satisfactory quality and the '
Many people get more than a little confused with ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before’ date labelling. To help you get to grips with the guidelines and ensure that you don’t fall foul of the law, I’ll be explaining the rules behind each of them in two separate blogs, starting here with the ‘Use By’ date. A ‘Use By’ date is the most strict of the two date labelling systems. Below are simple bullet points that set out the rules you must follow: The ‘Use By’ label means just that - you hav
Best Holiday This has to be Goa to celebrate my 40th birthday. I jetted off on Christmas Eve at 6pm, exhausted from working flat out 7 days a week for 5 weeks with pre-Christmas parties. I didn’t get any sleep on the plane overnight as everybody was celebrating Christmas. On arrival in Goa at 9am (5am English time) it was like walking into an oven with complete mayhem in the busy airport. The drive to the hotel was undertaken at breakneck speed, I think the driver’s name w