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21/10/2013 11:32 BST | Updated 21/10/2013 11:39 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
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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?

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