Washington Rep. Newhouse among lawmakers pushing to standardize food date labels

Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse is part of a trio of U.S. lawmakers who have reintroduced a bill to standardize food expiration dates.

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The lawmakers behind the bill — Reps. Newhouse (R-WA) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) — say Americans are confused by food date labeling and that way too much food that is still safe to eat ends up in landfills.

They say standardizing the system will reduce food waste, help people save money, which will lead to more donations to food banks, and will help the environment.

“To allow confusing food labeling practices to contribute

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