Decoding the Dates on Your Food

Sell by. Best by. Use by. What do these phrases mean, and are they set in stone?

Food Expiration Dates

Part 1 of a 3-part series on product ‘expiration’ dates

With the cost of groceries still so high, no one wants to throw away food unnecessarily. But you also don’t want to eat something that will taste bad or possibly even make you sick. Most food packaging i...

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