Would you eat food past its best-before date?MoneySaving Poll Results

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This week Tesco announced it is removing best-before dates from over 100 fruit and vegetable products in an effort to reduce waste (see what best-before means).

So when you find food at home past its best-before date, what do you do?


Results

Iím male aged under 25 (228 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before18 votes (8%)
I usually chuck it out25 votes (11%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide116 votes (51%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off69 votes (30%)
Iím female aged under 25 (240 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before17 votes (7%)
I usually chuck it out27 votes (11%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide124 votes (52%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off72 votes (30%)
Iím male aged 25 Ė 34 (932 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before39 votes (4%)
I usually chuck it out79 votes (8%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide513 votes (55%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off301 votes (32%)
Iím female aged 25 Ė 34 (1066 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before29 votes (3%)
I usually chuck it out67 votes (6%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide573 votes (54%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off397 votes (37%)
Iím male aged 35 Ė 49 (1377 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before45 votes (3%)
I usually chuck it out79 votes (6%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide671 votes (49%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off582 votes (42%)
Iím female aged 35 Ė 49 (2183 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before69 votes (3%)
I usually chuck it out99 votes (5%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide1148 votes (53%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off867 votes (40%)
Iím male aged 50 Ė 64 (1521 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before33 votes (2%)
I usually chuck it out79 votes (5%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide662 votes (44%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off747 votes (49%)
Iím female aged 50 Ė 64 (2933 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before65 votes (2%)
I usually chuck it out107 votes (4%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide1503 votes (51%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off1258 votes (43%)
Iím male aged 65+ (1202 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before16 votes (1%)
I usually chuck it out42 votes (3%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide520 votes (43%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off624 votes (52%)
Iím female aged 65+ (1659 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before36 votes (2%)
I usually chuck it out43 votes (3%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide828 votes (50%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off752 votes (45%)
Iím agender (or I donít wish to disclose my gender) (49 votes)
I always chuck out anything past its best-before0 votes (0%)
I usually chuck it out1 votes (2%)
I tend to use the 'sniff and sight' test to decide26 votes (53%)
I ignore best-befores and eat anyway unless itís obviously off22 votes (45%)

                   13,390 votes received.

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