Based on a survey of nearly 3,200 U.S. households, Klein Kitchen and Bath has found that California households are among the most wasteful in the country when it comes to food. According to the survey, Californian households waste more than $1,000 worth of food every year.
Additionally, a Fox 40 report points out that the survey found nearly half of survey respondents won’t eat foods marked past the “sell by” date. The report continues on to break down ways people can be more resourceful with their food.
Fox 40 has more details:
California households are among the most wasteful in the country when it comes to food. Households here in the golden state waste more than a quarter of their food each month.
That comes out to more than $1,000 every year. That's an extra thousand dollars you could still have in your wallet if you were using your food properly.
A recent study tackled the question --why are we being so wasteful?
It seems the misunderstanding of food labeling is a huge factor. Do we as consumers actually understand the difference between "sell by" and "use by" dates?