When in Doubt, Throw It Out! The Complicated Decision to Consume (or Waste) Food by Date Labels

Consumers find food date labels confusing. Industry groups and policy makers intend to resolve the confusion by creating a single label for safety and another for quality. In a survey of consumers concerning anticipated consumption given various date labels, we find differential responses across products, leading us to conclude that new labels may not necessarily reduce waste.


Issue Date:
Feb 06 2019
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/283544
ISSN:
0886-5558
Language:
English
Published in:
Choices, 34, 1
Page range:
1-7
JEL Codes:
Q18; L16; M38




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