Lables food dating
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman explained in an interview that she wants confusing labeling statements, especially sell-by dates, removed from food packaging.
“We want to end the food labeling confusion and make it clear once and for all when food is good and safe to eat,” she said in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program.
Snacks such as potato chips, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn last long after their “Use-By” date. To keep baked goods fresh, store them in a plastic bag and place them in the freezer or refrigerator. For instance, water bottles usually have a two-year “Use-By” date printed on their label, but if the bottle is unopened, it is generally safe to drink. The length of freshness varies depending on the amount of acids in the canned goods.
If you do not intend to use the meat you purchase within 1 or 2 days of purchasing it, it is recommended that you freeze it.
The terms can be confusing so let me break them down for you.
The Confusion with “Best-before” and “Sell-by” labels in Britain Right now, in Britain, there is the chance that food label dating will be overhauled because the terms “best-before” and “sell-by” have proved to be confusing to consumers.
It may still be edible, but flavor and texture will not be at their peak.
Baked goods and snack foods generally sport Use-By Date labels.