How to read expiration dates
What is a personal food life span?
The "sell by" expiration date is a way manufacturers inform stores how long to display the item on store shelves. Items past their sell by date are often pulled from shelves over concerns about consistency in flavor, taste and freshness. Items that remain on shelves after this date are still edible for a period of time but may suffer some degradation that makes it less appealing to consumers. The "guaranteed fresh" date is placed on bakery items to indicate peak freshness. After this date, bakery goods might be stale.
Where can you find the expiration date on canned food?
The expiration date on canned food items is usually printed on the top, bottom or side of the can.
Canned foods have a very long shelf when stored properly.
How do I read beer expiration dates?
To read the beer expiration date look on the bottom, side or label of the beer bottle or can. Companies' coding dates vary by manufacturer. The manufacturer's coding method is obtainable by contacting the company. The production date can also be used to estimate the expiration date.
How do you read soda cans' expiration dates?
As of 2014, most soda manufacturers print the expiration date in readable format, including the month, day and year, on the bottom of each can. Some soda manufacturers use a manufacturing date code. Artificially-sweetened soda should typically be consumed within 3 months of manufacture. Sugar-sweetened drinks last longer.
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