Cut your food bill during Food Safety Week
Food Safety Week from June 11 to 17 is promoting how people can make the most of their food budget.
Published Monday, 11 June 2012
A recent survey revealed that four out of five people think food prices have gone up in the last year while one in five people are tackling this by eating out less and cooking more at home.
Food Safety Week is packed with information on the importance of use by dates, how to freeze left-overs and avoiding food poisoning. Follow these tips to make your weekly shopping go further:
- Make a list of what you need to buy and stick to it. Impulse buys can be expensive and, if not part of your plans, could lead to something else being wasted
- If you do get tempted by special offers
in the shop, such as buy one get one
free, adjust your meal planner for the week to include the food you've bought
- If you do take advantage of buy one get one free offers, check if items can be frozen and ensure you put it in the freezer before the use by date
- Label food and date it before it goes in the freezer so you know what it is and how long it's been there