use-by date

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use-by date

n
1. (Commerce) the date by which perishable goods should be used
2. (Commerce) NZ another word for sell-by date
Translations

use-by date

n(Mindest)haltbarkeitsdatum nt
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But some are ignoring use-by dates more than they used to, while others are keeping leftovers for longer than the recommended limit of two days in the fridge.
"There is an increased chance of food poisoning if you use food that is past its use-by date. It breaks regulations and it is illegal to sell products past their use-by dates."
'She claimed the dates were checked twice daily but it doesn't seem to have born out since some of the items were past their use-by dates.'
Use-by dates on packs can be meaningless, as processing plants may relabel them several times before they reach supermarket shelves, says the consumer watchdog magazine Which?
SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's has been fined pounds 17,000 for selling cheese and pork pies that were past their use-by dates in its Coventry city centre store.
ALMOST a quarter of butchers put dodgy use-by dates on loose chicken fillets, research revealed yesterday.
AROUND 330,000 tonnes of food are needlessly thrown away in Wales every year because of confusion over use-by dates.
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Stephen Grey, operational manager for Cardiff Trading Standards, said his team would be working closely with Asda to ensure it had satisfactory systems in place for checking use-by dates.
"Manufacturers have a legal duty to produce chicken that is safe to eat - and this includes applying accurate use-by dates," a spokesman said.
Use-by dates are used on pre-packed foods which, from a biological point of view, are highly perishable and likely to constitute an immediate danger to human health after a short time.