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ALDI has become the latest supermarket chain to scrap best before dates on a range of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The German retailer has announced it will remove best before dates from around 60 of its own brand products to help tackle food waste in homes.

Aldi is scrapping best before dates on 60 of its fruit and vegetable products


Aldi is scrapping best before dates on 60 of its fruit and vegetable productsCredit: ALDI

It comes as part of Aldi’s commitment to reduce food waste by 20% by 2025 and halve it by 2030.

The German-owned supermarket has also partnered with Neighbourly, which works with businesses to help local communities, to donate 700,000 meals during the summer holidays.

In addition, Aldi has teamed up with surplus food app Too Good To Go in some stores.

The app works by gathering products approaching their sell-by date which customers can then buy for £3.30 at an Aldi store.

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Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said the move to scrap use by dates was about providing “affordable, sustainable and responsible” products for customers.

Aldi is just one of a number of other supermarkets that has scrapped use by dates on its products.


Waitrose is ditching best before dates on over 500 of its fresh food products from this month.


Meanwhile, Asda is getting rid of best before dates from almost 250 of its fresh fruit and vegetables.

Tesco scrapped best before dates all the way back in 2018 and Morrisons removed “use-by” dates on its own brand milk in January.

How can you save on food waste?

There are a number of ways to cut down on your food waste – not least by using a range of apps.

Kitche keeps track of food you purchased from your supermarket shop and suggest recipes and warns you when items are getting close to their sell-by date.

It could save you as much as £630 a year.

Another is OLIO, where you can share unwanted food for free among your neighbours.

It’s not just food you can pick up either – some users have ended up with baby clothes.

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Similar to Too Good To Go, Karma lets households grab unsold meals from businesses at a discount.

But unlike Too Good To Go, Karma will tell you what food you are getting so there is less of a chance it will go to waste.