Since launching our first line of dissolving labels in 1997, we continue to work hard to provide our customers with efficient and economical labeling solutions that keep their food service staff in compliance with the most up-to-date food codes.
Below, you’ll find a wide range of food rotation labels, date coders, and label dispensers, as well as the Menu Pilot labeling platform.
And, date labeling varies considerably among states and jurisdictions in the United States. Re FED partners with food waste reduction alliance, launches retail food waste action guide.
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Not only is foodborne illness a possibility, but the quality of food diminishes greatly each day the food isn’t served and sits in a storage unit.
Be sure not to overprep or overcook food products as this might lead to waste and increased food cost.
USDA revises guidance on date labeling to reduce food waste. The items below are provided for sharing on social media about this issue.
Available from: https://usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/news-releases-statements-transcripts/news-release-archives-by-year/archive/2016/nr-121416-01. Bob Brackett, Ph D CFS, Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology and IFT member explains the difference between “use-by,” “sell-by,” and “best-by” dates.
A variety of date labeling (sometimes referred to as date marking or “code dating”) is used on packaged foods and beverages. The following pre-drafted posts can be shared on your personal social channels to inform your network and encourage them to check out IFT for additional information.
In the United States, except for a few situations (e.g., requirements for infant formula to assure nutrient content and consumption quality), date labeling is not subject to federal regulations. “Re FED analysis reveals food waste represents .2 billion profit opportunity for grocery retailers.” Grocery Manufacturers Association. Newsome R, Balestrini CG, Baum MD, Corby J, Fisher W, Goodburn K, Labuza TP, Prince G, Thesmar HS, Yiannas F. Applications and perceptions of date labeling of food.
Date Marking is required for foods that meet the following criteria: After food is prepared, label the container with the name of the product, the date it was made, and who prepared it.