The expiration date establishes the date after which the product should not be ingested. The product can be consumed until the same day it appears on the date.
It is used in very perishable products from a microbiological point of view: pasteurized milk, creams, meats, etc.
Once a container with an "expiration" date is opened, the conservation and consumption instructions must be followed, for example "once the container is opened, consume within three days", keeping in mind that the food must be consumed before the date passes. of expiration".
The best before date of a food is an indicative date until which the product maintains its specific properties, as long as it is stored under appropriate conservation conditions. After that date, the product may change its organoleptic qualities (flavor, texture, presence) but it can be consumed without risk to health.
When opening a food container with a “best before” date, the instructions must be followed, for example “once the container is opened, consume within three days.”
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