21/10/2013 15:32 BST | Updated 21/10/2013 15:39 BST

Why You Shouldn't Believe 'Best Before' Dates On Food, And What You Can Still Eat

A customer looks at the price of an item displayed for sale on a shelf inside a Tesco Metro store

Tesco has revealed that 28,500 tonnes of food has been thrown away in the first six months of this year, including two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salad is thrown out.

It also revealed families are wasting around £700 of food a year.

But why? Are 'best before' dates to blame? A lack of food education? Or don't people trust their own sense of smell and sight any more?


Here are some of the most common food myths, and solutions to food waste. Got any tips? Tell us in the comments..

Food Waste: What You Can Do