BEST BEFORE DATE:
A 'best before' date means the food is still safe to eat after the date as long as it is not damaged, deteriorated or perished.
A 'best before' date simply indicates that the food may lose some of its quality after this date.
Foods can be legally sold after a 'best before' date as long as they are not damaged, deteriorated or perished.
You can expect these foods to retain their colour, taste, texture and flavour as long as they are stored correctly.
Common 'best before' foods include canned foods, cereals, biscuits, sauces, chocolate, sugar, flour and frozen foods.
RELIABILITY OF BEST BEFORE DATE:
Manufacturers usually choose a best-before date well before the time when the food would be expected to deteriorate and spoil. A conservative best-before date is designed to encourage you to eat the product while it is fresh and at its best, so you should consider best-before dates as a guide only. Frozen and canned products, in particular, tend to keep their quality for some time after the best-before date.
Within reason, provided the food looks and smells as you would expect, it should be safe to eat, even if the best-before date has passed. Keep an eye on the ‘use-by’ or ‘best before’ dates on the food in your cupboards. Don’t eat any food that is past its ‘use-by’ date, even if it looks and smells okay.
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