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Supermarket sells food past its 'best before' date for 10p to cut waste

From now on, shoppers at the East of England Co-op's 125 stores will be able to buy a range of tinned goods like beans and as well as dried foods such as crisps, chocolates, cereals, nuts, cake, coffee, tea, pasta and rice for 10p.

Best before dates are about quality - not safety - and food is safe to eat after this date but may be past its prime, according to the Food Standards Agency.

It estimates the UK throws away seven million tons of food each year, the majority of which could have been eaten.

In addition, budget supermarket Aldi has urged charities and other local organisations to get in touch because it wants to give away its leftover food - an estimated 20 to 30 crates - from each of its stores from 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Read the full Sky News article here

 

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