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Making the most of your food

We have some handy food hints and tips to help you keep your food fresher for longer, save money and will cut down on the amount of food thrown in the bin.

Best before dates

Best before and sell by dates can be really confusing and the cause of a lot of wasted food that can still be consumed.

Use by is about food safety, food should not be consumed after the use by date. Best before refers to quality - your food is at its best before this date but should still be OK to eat after the date.  Love Food Hate Waste have some great hints and tips all about food date labels.

Love your Freezer

If you haven’t had time to eat it you might be able to freeze it right up to the use by date. Most food can be frozen, except those with a high-water content such as lettuce. Many common items such as milk, bread and cheese can all be frozen. Do not re-freeze food which has previously been frozen if you are unsure check the label.

Don’t let your leftovers go to waste

You can turn most of your leftovers into another tasty meals. For a few ideas for using leftovers, check out our recipe book.

For other ideas add what your leftover ingredients are in the Love Food Hate Waste website to generate suggested recipes.

Chilled out fridge

Your fridge should be set to below 5°C to stop items in the fridge from perishing too quickly. Check out these handy top tips on how to keep your fridge cool.

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