food and candy

Food manufacturers are constantly battling time.  In most industries products are sellable, even after they have “gone out of style”.  Food producers must play by a different set of rules, governed by the expiration date.  Once the expiration date is reached, that product is obsolete.  In a 2012 report done by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 43 billion pounds of food were wasted at the retail level alone in 2008.