Frequently asked questions
Currently NO due to the regulation by Ministry of Health in Malaysia, but we are looking into options to save food under this category. You may contact us if you have a good proposal, we are ready to embark in a working relationship with any organization having the same mindset that is Love Food Hate Waste.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines the following:
- A Sell by date indicates that a product should not be sold after that date if the buyer is to have it at its best quality
- A Use by or Best by date is the maker’s estimate of how long a product will keep at its best quality. “They are quality dates only, not safety dates. If stored properly, a food product should be safe, wholesome and of good quality after its Use by or Best by date,” it says.
In Malaysia, it is an offence to sell food beyond its expiry date in Malaysia. Act 281 Section 24 of the Food Act 1983 prohibits the sale of food “not of the nature, substance and quality demanded” and sale of expired food falls under this. Upon conviction offenders face a stiff jail term up to five years or a fine, or both. Further, the Food Regulations 1985 mandates that all food packaging must bear a date marking. “Expiry date, “Use by”, Consume by” and “Best before” are all taken to mean the same thing, that is, the expiry date.