Open dating of foods

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Close-out items may be a national or private label brand and are discounted well below regular retail prices.

Inventories constantly change because of the changing availability of products.

As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.

Eating a variety of foods each day that are low in fat and calories ensures you get proper nutrition and nutrients like folate, magnesium and iron.

“Open Dating” on a food product is a date stamped on a product’s package to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale.

It can also help the purchaser to know the time limit to purchase or use the product at its best quality. After the date passes, while it may not be of best quality, refrigerated products should still be safe if handled properly and kept at 40 °F or below. If product has a “sell-by” date or no date, cook or freeze the product as soon as possible.

SWANN' S PANTRY DISCOUNT GROCERY Swann’s Pantry features close-outs from the grocery industry.

Close-outs become available because of over production, packaging changes, seasonal items, warehouse damage or close dated product.

We are sometimes asked about product dates with respect to food safety.There is no book or web site that tells how to translate the codes into dates.Most canned food has a shelf life of at least two (2) years from the date of processing.Taking a multivitamin once daily is a good way to supplement your diet.Food packaging contains a wealth of information, from the Nutrition Facts Panel to the Ingredient List, and knowing what to look for is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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