The decision by Morrisons to remove Use-By-dates from milk packaging to avoid food wastage is welcomed news for the dairy industry, according to the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF).

From the end of January, the retailer will replace Use-By-dates with Best Before dates on 90% of its own-brand milk and encourage customers to use a sniff test to check quality.

Use-By dates are about food safety and should not be exceeded, whereas Best Before dates are about food quality, meaning the food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best.

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