But until these bills pass, it's worth noting what the different expiration labels that are currently the standard in food packaging really mean.
Sell by: This date is mainly to let store employees know how long an item is meant to stay on the shelf. Consumers can also use it to determine the freshness of a specific product.
Best by: While in no way does it refer to the safety of an item, it does indicate when an item is at its peak freshness.
Use by: This label indicates when a product begins to degrade in quality; it has no real bearing on the safety of a product.
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