Open dating (calendar date as code) is stamped on a food product a products package. It helps stores to determine time to display products, and the purchaser to know time limits to use the product at its best quality, not a safety date. Open dating is found on perishable foods: meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products.
What is the Open dating system?
: the marking of perishable food products with a clearly readable date indicating when the food was packaged or the last date on which it should be sold or used.
Why is open dating useful for consumers?
Open Dating is a calendar date applied to a food product by the manufacturer or retailer. The calendar date provides consumers with information on the estimated period of time for which the product will be of best quality and to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale.
What does closed dated mean?
Closed Dating is a series of production numbers used by the manufacturer to indicate when a product was made. They primarily appear on shelf stable products such as cans and boxes of food.
How important are use-by dates?
A use-by date on food is about safety. This is the most important date to remember. The food could be unsafe to eat or drink, even if it has been stored correctly and looks and smells fine. A lot of foods (Opens in a new window), including meat and milk, can be frozen before the use-by date though so plan ahead.
How do you start a conversation in an open relationship?
Approaching the Conversation With Your Partner You should start by explaining to your partner that opening your relationship has been on your mind, but that you HAVE NOT acted on these ideas. Explain your argument for being open, while reassuring them that it is not due to a shortcoming on their behalf.