EFSA advises food suppliers on information for consumers

27 April 2021

Article: 55/1707

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published new guidance to help food suppliers decide what information to give consumers about storing food, and time limits for consumption.

Once food packaging has been opened, bacteria can be transferred to food by contaminated hands, surfaces, or equipment. Setting a time limit for consumption can be complex, but the tool developed by the EFSA aims to assist food suppliers in deciding whether it is appropriate to give consumers other instructions in addition to use by or best before dates.

Source: EFSA, 22 April 2021