Extended Best Before

Most food now has best-before date stickers. Consumers tend to treat this as expire-by dates and dispose of perfectly good food. The food manufacturers are happy with this state of affairs since more food is wasted and more food is bought. What we need instead are indicator tabs that measure the bacteria in food and change colour when the food becomes unsafe. This would catch milk that had been improperly stored, for example, even if its expiry date had not expired.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)