We've spoken before on the immense national problem of consumers being confused about the shelf life of the food they're buying. Food labels have to shoulder a big burden when it comes to this concept, because it's one that customers need to understand if they're going to shop and consume practically.
All the same, the U.S. has proven to be unnecessarily wasteful in recent years, and one man is looking to fill a need by putting this waste to good use. In an interview with NPR, Douglas Rauch, one of the founders of grocery chain Trader Joe's, told the source about his new venture, The Daily Table.
This proposed business would supposedly only vend food items that were past their expiration date, as determined by whatever store the food originally came from, although it would also prepare the food for clientele that might not be able to afford healthy and cheap food items.
Although the food used is clearly past its sell-by, Rauch assured this source that the items would still be perfectly good to consume.
"We're talking about taking and recovering food," he wrote. "Most of what we offer will be fruits and vegetables that have a use-by date on it that'll be several days out."
It's not a good situation when customers come to doubt the honesty of the food labels that they are confronted with, and if a place like this is to revitalize seemingly "done" food, clear advisories will be needed. Once you've determined what labels your products are going to need, you can then set about using your color label printer system to make all of them in the manner they most require.