Listen to this podcast on expiration dates and food labels

After you've listened to the entire podcast, please discuss the following questions with your group:

  • 1. Given that there seems to be little (if any) relationship between expiration dates and food safety, what is the responsibility of the companies that package food? 
  • 2. Is it up to the company to ensure that the consumer understands the difference between a "best if used by" date and an "expires on" date? 
  • 3. How should the needs of the audience/consumer affect this kind of communication? Please explain your answer. Be specific. 

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