For 'best before' declarations the actual date of minimum durability be followed by a reference to where on the label the date can be found. Proper date and time labeling indicates the safe shelf life of perishable food and health inspectors look for evidence of how knowledgeable your employees are. In addition to labeling, dating items requires special attention. All foods that require time and temperature control (TCS) should be labeled with.
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Date Labels on Food are Unrelated to Food Safety and Lead to Massive Waste