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Sell By, Use By. What Do They Mean?

Sell By, Use By. What Do They Mean?

Many food products now include open dating on the label or packaging. This date helps the store know how long to display a product. It also helps consumers know the time limit to purchase or use the product at its best quality. The most common labels are sell-by, use-by and expiration date. Here's what they mean:

Sell-by Date – This date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. Buy the product before the date expires.

Use-by Date – This is the last date the product will maintain its optimum freshness, flavor and texture.

Expiration Date – If you haven't used the product by this date, it's time to toss it.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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