The usdas food product dating page

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To comply, a calendar date must express both the month and day of the month.In the case of shelf-stable and frozen products, the year must also be displayed.In the context of food waste, the practice of product dating comes up frequently.

Apparently, other terms such as “sell by” are more frequently interpreted as a date by which the food must be discarded because it has become unsafe.

The department seeks to expand overseas markets for U. agricultural products and support international economic development; provide financing needed to create jobs; improve housing, utilities and infrastructure in rural America; and improve nutrition and health by providing food assistance and education.

USDA farm subsidies have been the subject of much controversy for decades as critics say the assistance is distributed unevenly and manipulates the agricultural market. Growing up on a farm, Lincoln was a strong advocate for homesteading, railroad expansion, and land grants to fund agricultural and engineering colleges.

Some foods received by Second Harvest Foodbank are past date, almost always “sell by” or “use by” dates.

For canned foods, this means that the food is at its peak nutritional value and peak taste at that time, after which both decline at a very slow rate.

Food safety is of primary concern to Second Harvest Foodbank, to your agency and to the people you serve.

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