Dating food items

Also, closed date coding schemes may change over time.For this reason, the code keys given below may not be correct.For those products that do not come with a plain "best used by" date it is still possible, albeit with much more difficulty, to determine the rotation period for that specific product.For a processor to move their product in interstate commerce it must exhibit a packing code.The year may be at the end or beginning of the code.

As they are not really intended for general public knowledge these codes are frequently unique to a particular processor and are not commonly published by them.

Continue Reading In the United States there is no standard system for dating food, according to the Department of Agriculture. The USDA estimates that 30 percent of the food supply is lost or wasted at the consumer and retail levels.

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