EFSA advises food suppliers on information for consumers
New guidance is available to help food suppliers decide what information to give consumers about storing food and time limits for consumption.
Once food packaging has been opened, bacteria can be transferred to food by contaminated hands, surfaces, or equipment. Setting a time limit for consumption is complex, but the tool developed by EFSA’s experts assists food suppliers in deciding whether it is appropriate to give consumers other instructions in addition to the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates
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