Posted by Bob Martin
on 10 February 2012 in Science, safety and health
The news this morning that Sainsbury’s, in partnership with Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), want food relabelled so that it can be frozen up until its 'use by' date, not just on the day of purchase, is welcome, but not new. That uneaten chicken pie in the fridge is fine to go in the freezer right up until the 'use by' date. Our guidelines have always stated that it's fine to freeze food after the day of purchase as long as it has been correctly stored. We hope other supermarkets start highlighting this to their customers.
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