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What sell-by dates really mean

Updated: 6/4/2019

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Did you know that dates on food packages are typically intended to ensure quality, not safety? The use-by and the sell-by dates tell grocery stores how long to display products for sale. These dates don't indicate how long a food is safe to eat. Rather than relying on these dates, make it a habit to use or freeze perishable food within a few days of purchase.

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