Food safety is a priority. We maintain a separation of product streams which is in line with the Dutch Commodities Law (de Nederlandse Warenwet):
- We will not accept or redistribute food products which have passed the ‘Use By’ date (TGT datum).
- Food products whose ‘Best Before’ date (THT datum) have expired will be accepted and redistributed, provided they posses their normal properties. In their guidelines for the redistribution of food by charitable organizations, the Dutch Food and Commodities Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel en Warenautoriteit), states that the ‘Best Before’ date is mainly about quality, whereby a risk for consumer health is unlikely.
- During our cooking activities products which ‘Best Before’ or ‘Use By’ dates have expired are not used. TBYW choose this because products which have already been prepared do not have a clear expiration date, which inhibits the consumer from making an informed decision on whether or not to consume the product.