Each year, about 40 percent of food supplies in the U.S. are uneaten, wasting at least 160 billion pounds. One source of food waste results from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome, healthy food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label.
Community groups often host food drives at various points during the year to fill local pantry shelves. Donors can enhance the value of their gifts by ensuring the food is safe, nutritious and of high quality.
Thanksgiving and the holiday season brings families together to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. But to avoid spreading foodborne illness, appropriate steps for roasting the bird should be taken.