Expiration Labels Get An Update

The Grocery Manufacturers Association proposed changes to the often confusing expiration labels on food, suggesting a more universal system of “use by” for food that spoils, and “best if used by” for food that’s simply fresher if consumed immediately. What do you think?


“This wouldn’t be an issue if everyone sipped straight from the cow like me.”

Jose Benson • Cracker Marketer

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“They have a long way to go to contrive labels that don’t confuse American consumers.”

Roy Weller • Wax Molder

“Just tell us when the can will explode.”

Sloane Hennig • Preservatives Tester

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