Carrefour made changes to the use-by dates on 350 of its own-brand products to tackle food waste

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Within the framework of its Antigaspi plan to tackle food waste that it initiated in 2013 and following quality checks and food tests, Carrefour has made changes to the use-by dates on 350 of its own-brand products:

– On grocery products: the optimum use-by dates on 135 cereal type products, rice products, dry food products and compotes have been extended, and the optimum use-by dates on more than 50 products such as sugar, salt, vinegar, etc. have been removed

– On fresh products: the expiry dates on 165 products have been extended: the expiry dates for yoghurts, for example, have been extended by between 7 and 10 days, and by between 2 and 8 days for cream deserts.

It is for this reason that, following the vote yesterday at the French Senate on the scrapping of optimum use-by dates on non-perishable food products, Carrefour would like to suggest that a discussion be held as soon as possible with stakeholders – with consumer associations in particular – so that best practices in relation to this subject can be adopted.