Terms we use are: 1) food product or code dating used for commercial food manufacturing and 2) date marking used for food prepared onsite in a restaurant.
In a restaurant at the receiving step or the retail food store as a consumer, “Sell by July 14” is a type of information you might find on a meat or poultry product. Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?
Although dating of some foods is required by more than 20 states, there are areas of the country where much of the food supply has some type of open date and other areas where almost no food is dated. Open dating is found primarily on perishable foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products.
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! In the food service environment, always look for the dates on our perishable foods on the outside of the case at the receiving step.• A “Sell-By” date tells the retail store how long to display the product for sale.Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Only per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. When it comes to food, calendar dates relating to time and temperature are important and sometimes confusing.