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Asda is making a big change to its popular food products – and it’s seriously dividing the minds of shoppers

ASDA is making a big change to its popular grocery store, and it’s likely to divide shopper opinion.

The supermarket giant has said it will remove the use of dates from more than half of its yoghurts.

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Asda is changing the way it labels its yoghurtsCredit: Getty
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Labels for things like Greek yogurt vary

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Labels for things like Greek yogurt vary

It then switches them to the best date to help customers reduce food waste.

Asda will implement the change over the next few weeks and shoppers should look out for new labels on products such as natural yoghurt, Greek yoghurt and strawberry and hazelnut.

Some shoppers are excited because they hope it will reduce food waste and save more money.

But some may argue that this could reduce the number of items going to the yellow label section and sell for a lower price.

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Stores often lower prices on food near its expiration date to replace stock and avoid food waste.

The food is still edible, and in some cases you can freeze what you buy so it lasts longer.

Supermarkets have recently made similar changes to help the environment, especially before the best before date – see the full list.

In addition, Tesco is introducing plant-based packaging that allows shoppers to recycle their tea bags.

The supermarket sells more than one billion tea bags each year and the move means all private brand tea bags will be fully recyclable by summer.

Asda introduced plant-based tea bags late last year.

Retailers have also ditched their usual colorful packaging for milk tops to help the environment.

Supermarkets such as Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose and the Co-op have replaced them with clear plastic lids that can be easily recycled.

This means that buyers should look more closely at the labels than at the top of the bottles.

A green cap usually means it’s semi-skimmed milk, while a red cap is for skim milk and a blue one for whole milk.

How to save at the supermarket?

There are many other ways to save at the supermarket.

You can see the yellow or red labels on the products to see when they are reduced.

If the food is fresh, it must be eaten quickly or frozen to save time.

Sometimes, timing the sale of items on store shelves can help you get the best deals—many shoppers said this usually happens in the evenings.

Making a list can save you quite a bit of money, as you’ll be less likely to rush when you get to the supermarket.

Going private brand can be one easy way to save hundreds of pounds a year on your grocery bills.

This means going for “proprietary” or “value” type products instead of “premium” or “luxury” lines.

Many supermarkets have fruit and vegetable schemes where you can get cheaper prices if they are out of shape or immature.

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For example, Lidl runs its ‘No Waste’ scheme, which offers 5kg boxes of fruit and veg for just £1.50.

Parents can get up to £442 in Healthy Start vouchers, for example, which they can use on their children at the supermarket, on groceries and more.

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