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shelf life

the specified expiry date of a perishable product, usually denoted by a ‘sell by date’ or ‘best before’ date instruction.
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In three studies, the researchers compared whether people wanted to consume yogurt smoothies that were past or not past their freshness dates.
Undeterred, Boston Beer has launched a counter-complaint suggesting that other companies add freshness dates to their packages, among other things.
I'll carry a beer to its freshness date and then I'll get rid of it," agreed Louis Mulone, beer manager for Busa Wine & Spirits, Warwick, RI.
The on-pack printing technology that makes printing bolder and bigger freshness dates possible makes it possible to print item prices along with dates, and to print different item prices for different stores.
In an article in the January-February edition of New Brewer, IBS director Dave Edgar wrote, "By putting readable freshness dates on their packages, breweries will be encouraging wholesalers and retailers to become aware of the perishability of craft-brewed beer.
Shoppers aren't demanding dates in the store because it's actually embarrassing to ask for them Asking for a freshness date at the service counter puts counter personnel on the defensive and makes consumers feel like they are accusing the workers of being less than trustworthy.
Freshness dates and rotation have been a multifaceted food industry problem for many years.
Most recently, egg producers are using this laser technology to tattoo eggs with freshness dates.
Norwegian grocery store chain Kiwi had promised to pay shoppers a bonus if they found any products with expired freshness dates, reported the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang.
EPCs could have applications in the home as well, letting consumers know when freshness dates have expired or telling a microwave oven how products should be cooked.
Domino's coding solutions range from printing identification codes such as freshness dates on food and beverage to lot and serial numbers on components and products in industries ranging from construction to pharmaceuticals.
Having built up excessive inventories following a food-poisoning scandal in the summer of 2000, Snow Brand collected some 2,300 tons of frozen butter with expired freshness dates at its factory in Betsukai, eastern Hokkaido, in March last year.