Reduce food waste with the Grup Hiper Pas
Did you know that a third of the food produced in the world ends up being wasted? Although a part of the responsibility falls on the production process itself, as consumers we also have an essential role. At Grup Hiper Pas we want to help you reduce waste with a series of tips that you can put into practice:
- 1. Don’t confuse use-by and best-before dates.
- ○ The expiration date indicates the moment when a product cannot be longer consumed, specifically, in foods with a short-live, such as fish, minced meat, raw chicken, etc. Do not throw them away!
- ○ The best before date indicates the day until the product keeps all its properties intact (taste, smell, colour, texture). After this date, it’s still safe to eat them if they have been stored properly and the packaging is intact. Of course, you must follow the instructions that are indicated “consume in X days after opening”. We can find in foods such as coffee, dried legumes, dry pasta, rice, chocolate, …
- 2. Properly store the products. This way you will prevent them from spoiling. Look at the instructions on each container to know the temperature at which it should be stored and thus know if it should be kept inside or outside the fridge, for example.
- 3. Extend life. Cook and freeze food before it reaches its use-by date and spoils. This way you will get the most out of the food. Fruit and vegetables can be cut and frozen directly. But above all, make good use of the freezer and remember not to break the cold chain to keep the properties of the food intact.
- 4. Use food containers. Related to the previous point, always have several containers at home in which you can store food, either to keep it in the fridge or freezer. At our points of sale and at River Centre Comercial you will find various types and sizes that will suit your needs.
- 5. Plan a weekly menu. After checking your fridge and taking stock of what you have at home, prepare a list of dishes for the week. This way you will buy only the products you need and you will avoid unnecessary purchases.
These are small changes that can have a global impact to prevent food loss and waste. Will you join in?