Results for - US attitudes about food waste

1,509 voters participated in this survey

1. In a survey done in the US , 59% believe some food waste is necessary to be sure meals are fresh and flavorful. Do you agree?

Yes
29%
434 votes
No
39%
589 votes
Undecided
23%
351 votes
Not Applicable
8%
126 votes

2. The same survey showed that 77% feel guilt when throwing away food. Do you?

Yes
69%
1,033 votes
No
15%
228 votes
Undecided
6%
88 votes
Not Applicable
10%
151 votes

3. Here is some information on the different dates we see on our food. Did you know that the sell by dates aren't meant for consumer use at all? They are there as tools to help retailers ensure proper product turnover when stocking shelves.

Yes
49%
732 votes
No
30%
452 votes
Undecided
12%
174 votes
Not Applicable
9%
142 votes

4. Were you aware that best if used by or before date is not a measure of safety and foods can typically be safely consumed after the "best by" or "best before" date, often with minimal, if any changes in taste or texture?

Yes
62%
929 votes
No
18%
270 votes
Undecided
10%
151 votes
Not Applicable
10%
150 votes

5. Use by dates usually refer to best quality and are not safety dates. The USDA notes that even if the date expires during home storage, a product should be safe, wholesome and of good quality if handled properly. (The exception is infant formula). Will this survey change how you look at these different dates now?

Yes
33%
488 votes
No
39%
591 votes
Undecided
12%
186 votes
Not Applicable
16%
235 votes
08/15/2016 Food & Drink 1509 32 By: chrism4555

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