Understanding “best before” dates.

Published on October 11, 2019

As a consumer, you don’t want to confuse “best before” with “expired”.┬áBest before dates deal with food quality, not safety. They are not expiry dates.

So what happens after the “best before” date has passed?

The food will likely lose some of its freshness, flavour and nutritional value, but in many cases will still be edible. You can view a comprehensive Shelf Life list from Love Food Hate Waste.


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