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sell-by date

a date printed on the packaging of perishable goods, indicating the date after which the goods should not be offered for sale
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I don't do sell-by dates but I have to confess if there is a pot of cream I just smell it.
Dalton Phillips, of Morrisons, said: "The yoghurts I eat are often way past the sell-by date.
The Polemidhia residence, used as a warehouse by a 51-year-old man, acted as a distribution centre where products had the sell-by dates changed before they were returned to the market.
Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST.
The stock was well past its sell-by date," a spokesman for the PACP said.
A survey by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found 23% of them placed a sell-by date on raw chicken fillets which had no basis in fact.
Hannaford will provide a refund or replacement of any beef or ground beef product purchased at its stores with these sell-by date ranges.
He said sell-by dates are used by retailers for stock control but can end up confusing customers into throwing away perfectly good food.
Sell-by dates are used by retailers for stock control - but can end up confusing customers into throwing away perfectly good food.
Fruit, vegetables, bread and cheese were the items most likely to be eaten after their sell-by dates, according to BBC Good Food Magazine.
An undercover reporter for BBC1's Whistleblower programme has claimed she found two supermarkets ignored sell-by dates and repackaged old food at reduced prices.
goods past sell-by date: Supermarket chain Asda was found selling 55 items past their sell-by dates in its three Cardiff stores, a court heard.