There are concerns that open-date coding of foods has increased food waste. The food industry and consumers use the dates printed on food packages to manage stock rotation from food manufacturing plants to the consumer’s kitchen. Variation in terminology associated with open dates on consumer packages can result in the disposal of good food.
Vice president of sustainability at Procter & Gamble Co., Len Sauers, not only believes in his company and its sustainability mission, he cares deeply about it. He’s part of a small, environmentally committed group not often heralded in the world of corporate sustainability.