Frequently Asked Questions
16. What do "sell-by", “use-by” and "best if used by" dates on food tell me?
- A "sell-by" date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. Don't buy an item after the "sell-by" date.
- A "best if used by (or before)" date is the last date that the manufacturer of the product suggests is best for consuming the food.
- A "use-by" tells how long the product will be at peak quality. If you buy or use it after that date, it might not be safe.