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9417 is a flexible food labeling solution designed to produce legible detailed food labels that comply with food safety standards.Pre-loaded data simplifies food labeling and eliminates mistakes in calculating food expiration dates.

A Harvard study, “The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America,” found that 40 percent – 160 billion pounds – of food in the U. went uneaten every year, while nearly 15 percent of residents struggled to put food on their tables.When sorting through the fridge do you go by the “sell-by” date, the “best before date,” the “use by” date, or do you just go with your gut?For most Americans all those different labels are confusing and unclear indicators of freshness and product safety.“In an effort to reduce food loss and waste, these changes will give consumers clear and consistent information when it comes to date labeling on the food they buy,” Al Almanza, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety said in the news release.“This new guidance can help consumers save money and curb the amount of wholesome food going in the trash.” The government is accepting comments on the revised labeling guidance from USDA for 60 days.