sell-by date


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sell-by date

1. The date by which a perishable item must be sold by a store. Did you check the sell-by date on that carton of milk?
2. slang By extension, the figurative date by which one's usefulness or skill ends, usually due to aging. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sure they think I'm past my sell-by date after I mixed up all those important files. We need to find a new lead dancer, as Bella is past her sell-by date now and only getting older.
See also: date
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When it comes to sell-by dates, I make a decision based on smell.
Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-July 2 and bears the establishment number EST.
Samantha Dorchell, for Middlesbrough Council, said food inspectors found two items on July 12 that had sell-by dates for July 11.
Customs & Excise will forge ahead with compulsory Duty Paid stamping of all tobacco products and drop controversial plans for a cigarette sell-by date, as predicted in The Grocer (February 19).
Raw Beef Briskets with plant inspection #969 (EST #969) with sell-by dates between 5/12 and 6/20
The watchdog yesterday warned butchers to be extra careful with their guidelines for sell-by dates.
Mr Malone said: "The shops often rely on their suppliers collecting the food by the sell-by date - but legally it's their responsibility and the shopkeepers are the ones who are liable.
Asda Stores Ltd was also ordered to pay pounds 6,985 costs after pleading guilty to 11 offences of displaying sell-by date items in the Brade Drive branch.
Environmental health officers today gave a clean bill of health to a Barry Island sweet shop empire after a sell-by date mix-up.
Most DJ-mix CDs are just Saturday night souvenirs, all the latest spun-sugar club hits slapped together and rushed into stores before the sell-by date passes.
This is the same 'legend' who says Rivaldo and Amoroso are 'past their sell-by date' yet, when he signed for his second session with Celtic, he was well past his own sell-by date.
A store has been ordered to pay almost pounds 6,000 in fines and costs because food in a chiller cabinet passed its sell-by date.
Marks & Spencer is aiming to introduce technology in its stores which helps customers choose clothes that do not clash and tells staff when food is nearing its sell-by date, the group said yesterday.
He added: "There is no need for a sell-by date on them.