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Best By, Use By, Sell By: What These Dates Really Mean


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Best-By Dates

In the mission to keep yourself and your family healthy, it can be difficult to understand what the dates on food packages really mean. Are these foods still safe after they've expired? When do you know to throw it out? How can you reduce food waste? Let's just say that those dates might not mean what you think—here's what the USDA has to say about it.

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