Food Facts Round Up #2

At Star Foods, we frequently find information that is relevant to both our business and yours. The food industry is constantly changing, and we want to keep our customers up-to-date on the latest food safety news.

Here are just a few pieces that we’ve been talking about lately:

Business Insider: Discount Supermarkets Are Taking Over The US

“America’s largest supermarkets are slashing prices amid ongoing food-price deflation and growing pressure from the rapid expansion of discount-grocery chains like Aldi. The price cuts are squeezing profits and dragging down company shares. Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Dollar General have seen their stock prices drop a collective 13% in the last three months…”

San Fransisco Gate: Masses Of Food Wasted – ‘Use By’ Dates Mislead

“90 percent of Americans toss good food into the garbage because they mistakenly think that “sell by,” “best before,” “use by” or “packed on” dates on food containers indicate safety. One-fifth of consumers, the report said, “always” throw away food based on package dates.”

USDA: Guidelines On Freezing And Food Safety

A comprehensive guide to freezing, thawing, and refreezing food products. This will answer any questions you have regarding the shelf life and nutrient retention of frozen foods, what to do in case of a freezer power outage, and more.

When It Comes To Food In Nashville, It’s Waste Not, Want Not (Audio)

“Zucchini skins from kitchen prep. A half burger left on a plate. And food prepared for diners who didn’t show. It all adds up to a lot of food waste for restaurants… Now, a dozen chefs in Nashville have been chosen by the NRDC as a national model on how to cut down on all that waste.”