Shopping at the grocery store means keeping track of a whole lot of dates. So it’s important to know the difference between ‘sell by’, ‘best by’, and expiration dates.
Here’s how it breaks down:
- Sell-By Date: after this date, products should no longer be sold, but is still safe to eat.
- ‘Best By’ or ‘Use By’ Date: Food beyond this date might be safe to eat, but the quality may suffer. Mostly found with canned or dry goods.
- Expiration Date: Food beyond this date is not considered safe to eat and should be thrown out.