best-before date

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a date stamped on foodstuffs sold in supermarkets, which is the last date when the food is guaranteed to be in good condition.

Commerce

  • noun the date stamped on the label of a food product, which is the last date on which the product is guaranteed to be of good quality.

Food

  • date mark used on packaged food which has a shelf life of 6 weeks to 3 months after packing
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