At Burry Foods, we take pride in not only making delicious bagels and English muffins but also in our commitment to reducing food waste. We know the pain of opening a bagel or English muffin only to have to throw them away after they get torn! We expertly craft our English muffins and bagels to open with no food waste! Our English muffins are fork split and pop open with no hassle, and our bagels are hinge cut so there is no need to worry about having half a bagel. With our commitment with limiting food waste, here are some suggestions that you can try at home to help the cause:

Meal Plan and Shop Smart: Try to plan your meals for the rest of the week before you go grocery shopping. That way you only get what you need! Sticking to your shopping list and buying non-perishable items in bulk will also help to reduce packaging waste.

Understand the “use by”, “sell by”, and “best by” labels.

Use by: After the “use by” date, the product might still be safe to eat for a short period, but its quality (flavor, texture, nutritional value) may have started to degrade.

Sell by: consumers can typically still consume the product after the “sell by” date, as it is a guideline for retailers and not a strict indicator of product safety.

Best by: It does not necessarily indicate that the product is unsafe to consume after the specified date, but it might not be as flavorful or have the same texture as it would before the date.

First In, First Out (FIFO): When storying your groceries make sure to use older items first to prevent spoilage and waste.

Utilize Your Leftovers: Get creative with your leftovers by turning them into a new creative dish! Burry breads and other products can offer the perfect base for this solution!

Revive Stale Bread: Did you know that you can refresh your bread by sprinkling it with water and reheating it in the oven? You can also repurpose the bread into croutons or breadcrumbs very easily! If you get the chance try it with our breads, like our best-selling Texas Toast!

Support Local and Seasonal: try and purchase items that are local and in season. This goes for most fruits and vegetables! When seasonal items are purchased at the right time the shelf life will be longer and it will taste better!

Reducing food waste is not only good for the environment but when done properly can be good for us humans too! Donating food to foodbanks, shelters, and other nonprofits can help to make sure that everyone has a good meal at the end of the day. Use this guide and find other ways you can help to reduce waste in your household!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Burry marketing department at [email protected].