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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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Others maintain that freshness dating is a phony issue, saying that beer brewed, bottled and stored under proper conditions will last for months.
These direct benefits will include, but not be limited to, simplified, automatic cooking instructions; improved product recall capabilities; in-home monitoring of freshness dating; consumer-level automated replenishment; and ongoing item registration and security.
Some may have freshness dating of some sort, "Born-On" date, or "Use-Before" dating or maybe not.
The challenge for the industry is to further upgrade quality, freshness dating, and packaging AND/OR to manage consumer and retailer expectations.
Pressing its "born-on" freshness dating to the max, Anheuser-Busch plans to give some beer drinkers a chance to buy Budweiser and Bud Light the same day it was packaged.
Freshness dating is already severely contentious in the beer field - with frequent claims and counter-claims of deception, manipulation, and inherent irrelevance to any date printed.
Salads and prepared foods are the freshness dating sore spots.