- Jun 9, 2013
- North West England
Surely if the date is the "sell by date" it would say so. It wouldn't call it the "expiry date". The "Expiry date" means (or should mean) the "Use by date". Otherwise the customer is being misled.Sorry. Not in the US. The date on a milk carton is the "sell by" date. It's an indication for the grocer to pull it from the shelf. Milk should (but is not guaranteed to) last beyond this date if it's been stored properly and unopened.
Can You Drink Milk Past Its Sell-by Date?
Don't American grocery products have both the "sell by" date for the seller's information AND a "use by"/"sell by"/"expiry" date for the customer's benefit? If not your FDA should be getting its act together and protecting its employers (ie the citizens who pay them) not pandering to the suppliers.
And the link you quote implies that there IS a difference between "Sell by" and "expiry" dates.