shelf life

(redirected from Sell by date)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

shelf life

the specified expiry date of a perishable product, usually denoted by a ‘sell by date’ or ‘best before’ date instruction.
References in periodicals archive ?
bag of Seviroli Beef Ravioli, with lot codes 7041, 7042, 7107, 7109, 7118, 7130, and 7079, and sell by dates of 2/10/18, 2/11/18, 4/17/18, 4/19/18, 4/28/17, 5/10/18, and 3/20/18.
For this reason, almost ten percent of Brits' weekly shop ends up getting thrown away - be it leftovers, half eaten lunch packs or food that has gone past its sell by date.
The Sell By date and code number are printed on the plastic lock tab that closes the bag.