425B printed adjacent to the sell-by date
on the retail carton and inside the USDA mark of inspection on the shipping case.
Officials there discovered 25kg of seafood and margarine past the sell-by date
, and another 24kg of meat, sauces, cheese and sugar that had no visible sell-by date.
Dalton Phillips, of Morrisons, said: "The yoghurts I eat are often way past the sell-by date
EGGS How long they really last: Three weeks past the sell-by date
in the fridge; one year in the freezer (out of shell).
When police questioned the two, they discovered that their cold storage truck contained about three tons of meat, and officials from the Consumer Protection Office later found that the sell-by date
on the meat had expired.
They also found examples where the sell-by date
was obscured by the price label.
SHOP-BOUGHT SANDWICHES: Only risk one day past the sell-by date
She claimed the sell-by date
system to ensure the freshness and quality of food could easily be changed by staff, who would wipe out existing dates and write in later dates.
But they quickly established that the sell-by date
was not all that it seemed.
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
The sell-by date
can be several weeks in the future.
Scientists also found that the eggs did not show a marked decrease in quality five weeks after the sell-by date
So what are we to make of the sell-by date
? "Egg quality isn't affected for quite a long time, which allows for storage beyond the sell-by date
," says Jones.
magazine said processing plants may relabel the sell-by date
several times before meat reaches shelves and it is all legal.
When questioned, Mrs Nakra said the print of the sell-by date
on Lunchables was smaller than on other products and hard to read.