Monday 31st January 2022
At Yeo Valley we love food and hate waste, which is why we were shocked to find that 490 million pints of milk are wasted every year in the UK! (1)
Our organic dairy products are just too delicious to go to waste, so you might spot a change on our packaging when you next buy your favourite Yeo goodie. We have moved from using ‘Use Buy’ dates on our butter, cheese, milk and natural yogurt to ‘Best Before Dates’.
What this means is that our products are at their best before this date, but can still be eaten – and still taste good – after this date.
So how do you know that it’s still good to use?
The simple “Look, Smell, Taste” test from Too Good To Go is a good process to follow. Essentially use your sight, smell and taste to determine whether you can still use the product, instead of just throwing it away.
Read on for some more tips on fighting food waste in your fridge!
- Check the Temp
Did you know, 70% of fridges are set at the wrong temperature? (2) If your fridge isn’t cool enough then your food will spoil much more quickly. Ensure your fridge is between 0°C and 5°C so your food lasts for longer and you don’t have to waste it.
2) Store Your Food Properly
By storing your food in the correct places, you can reduce your food waste. Not everything stored best in the fridge. For example, bread actually goes stale much quicker in the fridge! It should be kept in a cool, dark place. Also, dairy products like cheese need to be kept well-wrapped once opened, such as in an airtight container, so it stays fresher for longer.
3) Get Creative with Leftovers
We have loads of fun recipes for you to try using our Yeo products! If you’ve got a dollop of our Natural Yogurt leftover why not try in our Fluffy Omelette recipe or in a Spinach Soup. Or if you’ve got some Super Thick to use up our Yogurt Pancakes Recipe are a great way to make sure you enjoy every last drop. View all our recipes here.
We hope these tips will show you just how easy it is to reduce food waste in your home! You can read more about tackling food waste here: Love Food Hate Waste |