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Consumers grapple with confusion over food labels and foodborne illness

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The use of food-date labels such as “use by” and “best if used by” causes consumer confusion that results in many Americans discarding food that is safe to eat or donate, according to the Purdue University’s November 2023 Consumer Food Insights Report.

The survey-based report out of Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability assesses food spending, consumer satisfaction and values, support of agricultural and food policies, and trust in information sources. Purdue experts conducted and evaluated the survey, which included 1,200 consumers across the U.S.

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