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Queries Around Expiry Dates On Food

Expiry Dates On Food

Food product dates can be a useful guide in assessing the peak quality of an item, however, one should avoid viewing expiration dates as a deadline for product safety. In the U.S., expiration dates are unregulated, with the exception of infant formula, which is regulated on a federal level. When labeling packaged food, “Use By” dates refer to the safety of an item, as determined by the manufacturer, whilst “Best By” dates are concerned with a product’s quality.¬†Additionally, some items may have shelf dates, printed as “Sell By“, which are for retail purposes only, meant to keep displays aesthetically appealing…. read more