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香港社會每年棄置及浪費超過1.55億件過了「最佳食用日期」但仍可安全食用的食品。「綠惜超級市場」致力推廣「過剩」及「到期」產品,拯救社會資源。

最佳食用日期-best-before

認識日期標籤

是食,還是不食。「最佳食用日期」是食物新鮮度與質感的參考,如果適當地保存包裝的食品,即使它們過了「最佳食用日期」仍可安全食用。

已過

最佳食用日期

此日期前食用

代表

食物未必保存其最佳質素

食物不適合安全食用

例子

包裝食物:小食、罐頭及果醬

極易腐壞之食物:新鮮魚肉及沙律

風險

沒有

危險

味道

因食物種類及到期日而異

低劣

法例規管*

合法

違法

在 GreenPrice?

有售

下架

*根據食物安全條例132W章

 

專家意見

香港地球之友

香港地球之友曾委託香港浸會大學化驗八十多種過了「最佳食用日期」的食物,結果顯示全部樣本均符合「食用安全及衞生標準」,證明「最佳食用日期」並不等同食物的「死線」。


食物安全中心

「此日期前最佳」屬食物質素 (例如味道、質感、香味和外觀等 )的參考。若食物加以適當貯存,其質素能合理保留。


梁嘉聲博士 (香港理工大學應用生物及化學科技學系客座副教授)

過了「此日期前食用」的產品應予以棄置。 然而,過了「最佳食用日期」的產品未必會影響其營養價值,不會構成食用安全問題。


Simon Rimmer - BBC Food Fighters 主持

切忌食用過了「此日期前食用」的食品,然而你可以安全地享用過了「最佳食用日期」的食品,我認為這個國家實在浪費了太多食物。那些售賣「到期」食品的超市正經營一門安全的業務。

 

我們從不孤單

Approved Food 英國

該公司成立於2009年,在網上銷售接近或超過「最佳食用日期」的產品。 這是英國目前銷售「過剩」或過了「最佳食用日期」產品的最大網上零售商。


WeFood 丹麥

WeFood,是一家以低於正常零售價格 30%至50%銷售過期食品的公司。他們在丹麥哥本哈根享有非常大的知名度,其後更在諾雷布羅時尚區設立了第二個零售點。


SirPlus 德國

SirPlus 是一個實體店和線上平台,銷售「過剩」及「被遺棄」的食物。這些食物或許不符合大小、形狀、新舊標準,但絕對安全食用。

 

Every year in the Hong Kong over 155 million of food, which has passed its “best before” date but would still be perfectly good to eat, is thrown away. GreenPrice specialise in surplus and short-dated stock, allowing us to pass on huge savings to our customers.

 

Get to Know Our Food Label

To eat or not to eat. "Best before" dates are there to give you clues regarding freshness, taste and texture. If stored properly, pre-packaged food is still safe for consumption beyond those set dates.
 
Product past Best before date Use by date
Definition Product is no longer at its optimal quality Product is no longer safe for consumption
Example Snacks, sauce, dried and tinned food Salads, fish and meat products
Health risk No Yes
Taste change Depends on the period passed best before Unsatisfactory
Illegal selling* No Yes
In GreenPrice? Yes No

*According to Food and Drugs Regulation 132W

What the Experts Say…

    Friends of the Earth (HK)

    Hong Kong Baptist University, who was commissioned by FoE(HK), tested over 80 unopened and intact food products that have expired for several months to seven years. Results showed that microbial presences in all samples were at satisfactory or within acceptable levels, demonstrating that “best before” dates may not mean the “Dead end” of a food!
     
    https://www.facebook.com/foe.org.hk/photos/a.101871299204.91371.44060389204/10152107696984205/

     

    Centre for Food Safety, HKSAR

    “Best before” dates relate to food quality for example taste, texture, aroma and appearance. If the food is stored properly, it can reasonably be expected to retain its specific properties up to and including the specified date.
     
    http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/multimedia/multimedia_pub/multimedia_pub_fsf_101_02.html

     

    Dr. Ka-Sing LEUNG - Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at PolyU Hong Kong

    Products passed “use by date” should be disposed. Products passed “best before date” may be subjected to a decline in nutrition but it’s unrelated to the safety of consumption.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zit5gJzQnE&t=1s
     

    Simon Rimmer - BBC Food Fighters Host  

    Do not eat anything after its “use by” date, however you can safely eat food after its “best before” date. I think we definitely waste too much food in this country. Supermarket selling short-dated food is a good and safe business.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYUMFnxo-wY

     

    We Share the Same Believe

    Approved Food United Kingdom

    Established in 2009, the company retails products that are near or past their best before date online. It is the UK's largest online retailer for short dated and residual stock. 

    WeFood Denmark

    Wefood, which sells expired food at prices 30 to 50 per cent lower than they would normally cost, has enjoyed such tremendous popularity in Copenhagen that it has established a second location in a trendy neighbourhood called Nørrebro.

    SirPlus Germany

    SirPlus is a store and online platform selling surplus, salvaged food that is sorted out elsewhere because of being too small, too crooked, too old or just different.