July 2016 TP Pipeline

How do food manufacturers pick ‘best by’ dates?

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No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily — but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food (PDF) every year, at the retail and consumer levels. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.

Part of these losses are due to consumers being confused about the “use-by” and “best before” dates on food packaging. Most U.S. consumers report checking the date before purchasing or consuming a product, even though we don’t seem to have a very good sense of what the dates are telling us. “Sell by,” “best if used by,” “use by” — they all mean different things. Contrary to popular impression, the current system of food product dating isn’t really designed to help us figure out when something from the fridge has passed the line from edible to inedible.

For now, food companies are not required to use a uniform system to determine which type of date to list on their food product,

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SPF Claims Fall Short For Many Sunscreens

According to a new study from Consumer Reports, 43 percent of sunscreen products do not live up to the sun protection factor (SPF) claims on their bottles.

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CMH Curbside Baggage
Medpace Building 300
Mercy West MOB Plumbing
NCH Education Backfill Phase II
NIFCO Dove Parkway Trees
OSU Drinko Water Heater
OSU Graves Hall Room 1166
OSU Howlett Steam
OSU Thompson WH Valve
P&G UG Building L
UK College of Medicine Neurosurgery Renovation
UK Hospital – NICU Project

Fire Protection

CMH Curbside Baggage
Johnstown Monroe ES
MU Hamilton Hall
NCH Education Backfill Phase II
NCH LAC Parking Garage Top Out
OSU James Retail Pharmacy
Pizzuti Warehouse II


Auto Value
Christ Church of Glendale
Contractor’s Choice
CTA Acoustics Inc.
Embassy Suites Corporate Exchange
Facilities Excellence
Givaudan Flavors Corporation
Kenton County Detention Center
Lane Valente
LF Creative Group / LifeFormations
Logan’s Roadhouse
Menifee County Courthouse
Nisbet Property Holdings, LTD
PK Tool
Shamrock Mechanical
Springhill Suites Cinti N/Forest Park
Valeo Niles
Wyoming Board of Education

401K | Wealth Management

Content in the July edition of the Frankly Speaking newsletter:

  • A mid-year investment reality check,
  • FAQs about Roth 401(k)s,
  • Finding and claiming forgotten funds, and
  • Answers to questions about savings bonds.

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July 2016 Frankly Speaking

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