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Food Product Dating (Fact Sheet/USDA)

Have you ever gone into the kitchen to cook a meal – take something out of the refrigerator or cabinet and just stand there… wondering… “What does this expiration date mean?” “It’s been in the fridge for a week. I wonder if it’s still good?” I came across this Fact Sheet from the USDA (via ConsumerBell) and thought it might be a great resource of information about food product dating.¬†Ever wonder what the difference is between “Best if used by,” “Use by,” and “Sell by”? How much to do you know about dates on egg cartons, UPC or bar codes, storage times? This fact sheet has all the info you need.

Food Product Dating

via USDA Fact Sheet

“Sell by Feb 14” is a type of information you might find on a meat or poultry product. Are dates required on food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date? Here is some background information which answers these and other questions about product dating. Read the rest of this entry »

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