To comply, a calendar date must express both the month and day of the month.In the case of shelf-stable and frozen products, the year must also be displayed.Additionally, immediately adjacent to the date must be a phrase explaining the meaning of that date such as "Best if Used By." [Top of Page] Are Dates for Food Safety or Quality?Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality.
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The Recommended Retest Date for individual lots may be extended subject to quality review.
If extended, a new Date Retested and Recommended Retest Date will be published on the Certificate of Analysis.
IVD products that are expiration dated will have the expiration date found on the product labels.
When dating is indicated by month and year only and no specific date is otherwise stated on the label or elsewhere, the product is expected to meet specifications until the last day of the month.