Food wastage on plane

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I just checked the Woolworths meat I have, and it all says Best Before. I am not sure (and by that, I mean, I don't know) where in the supply chain the labels get printed, but maybe there is a printer set up wrongly somewhere.

More and more meat is being processed offsite and has the correct best before labels, if it's locally prepared it has the use by label which as per the CSIRO paper, is wrong. So much for the fresh food people ;)
 

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More and more meat is being processed offsite and has the correct best before labels, if it's locally prepared it has the use by label which as per the CSIRO paper, is wrong. So much for the fresh food people ;)
You asserted that "most woollies meat has a use by when it should be a best before". My experience, and that of Himeno, is that it is in fact labelled with a Best Before in most cases. Maybe you could just accept that your assertion was wrong, and stop trying to build caveats around it.
 
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You asserted that "most woollies meat has a use by when it should be a best before". My experience, and that of Himeno, is that it is in fact labelled with a Best Before in most cases. Maybe you could just accept that your assertion was wrong, and stop trying to build caveats around it.

I have phrased that wrong, I did not mean to say most meat has a use by at woollies, the point I was making was that most of the meat that has a "Use By" should in fact have a best before date. The factories offsite appear to have got the message while the instore meat preparation uses labels with the incorrect phrase "use by".
 

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I have phrased that wrong, I did not mean to say most meat has a use by at woollies, the point I was making was that most of the meat that has a "Use By" should in fact have a best before date. The factories offsite appear to have got the message while the instore meat preparation uses labels with the incorrect phrase "use by".
Then maybe you should submit a complaint to Pegasus Printing who makes said labels.
Pegasus Print Group - Sydney Printing Company
 

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Use by is when food is safe to eat, FWIW most woollies meat has a use by when it should be a best before, which is essentially the date by which the food starts to loose its nutrients etc.

my freezer is my friend..I freeze lots of stuff.. no matter what the 'use by' or 'best before' dates...meat/dairy(cheese/yoghurt)/bread (still good to toast/make breadcrumbs)... loss of 'nutrients' doesn't really get factored in for me...as long as it still tastes ok and 'fills me up'...im happy:D:)

maybe i'm a product of my 'upbringing'..very little got wasted/thrown away in the family household.. there was always 'something' that could be 'created' with the 'available ingredients' :D
 

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Simple airline websites should allow preorder your snacks.

Some airports such as YVR and MSP allow restaurant quality food to be ordered from airport restaurants to be packaged and brought tovyou at the gate.

This would save a lot of time in trolley dolley activities. I reckon the airlines should allow pickup of a snack box as your board your airplane just as you pickup your headphones. Drinks are a different matter as there is a risk of spillage of hot liquids on passengers

a 'few' years ago I took a Lufthansa domestic flight (FRA-MUC) and they had a 'moveable module' of snack boxes at the boarding gate next to the headsets (after showing your boarding pass) ...so you took one if required.. and drinks where offered inflight... but that method relies on the 'honesty system' of take only what you need for the flight...not take one for the flight and fill up your bag for 'later' :shock:
 

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The other issue is suitable storage for food before it is collected by the next user. Also, if anything happens e.g. food poisoning then the original owner of the food may well be held liable despite not having control over its storage/handling for awhile.

This is also the reason why some restaurants refuse to let you take uneaten food home.

Yes and I think that this is crazy. I blame the lawyers for this nonsense.

If a patron chooses to take food home, they automatically waive the restaurant's liability from that meal. Common sense really but society is getting more greedy with an attitude of what can I get out of everyone else.
 

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Yes and I think that this is crazy. I blame the lawyers for this nonsense.

If a patron chooses to take food home, they automatically waive the restaurant's liability from that meal. Common sense really but society is getting more greedy with an attitude of what can I get out of everyone else.

so very very true...I totally agree...'personal responsibility' doesn't seem to exist anymore :mad:
 
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