"Best if Used By" is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?
Here is some background information answering these and other questions about product dating. Two types of product dating may be shown on a product label.
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The term open dating refers to the “sell by,” “best by,” and “use by” date.
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These packing codes are usually a series of letters and numbers that indicate dates, times, and sometimes places of manufacture.
It is possible to get the keys to these codes by contacting the processor and asking how to decipher the dating code for specific product lines.Additionally, immediately adjacent to the date must be a phrase explaining the meaning of that date such as "Best if Used By." [Top of Page] Are Dates for Food Safety or Quality?Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality.“Closed Dating” is a code that consists of a series of letters and/or numbers applied by manufacturers to identify the date and time of production. Except for infant formula, product dating is not required by Federal regulations.For meat, poultry, and egg products under the jurisdiction of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), dates may be voluntarily applied provided they are labeled in a manner that is truthful and not misleading and in compliance with FSIS regulations.