Dating codes. Supermarket grocery department cans, boxes, packages, frozen food packages

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Don Saklad, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Don Saklad

    Don Saklad Guest

    Where around the web are there interpretations of various dating
    codes used for supermarket grocery department cans, boxes,
    packages, frozen food packages, etc.?...
     
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  2. Doug Kanter

    Doug Kanter Guest

    "Don Saklad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Where around the web are there interpretations of various dating
    > codes used for supermarket grocery department cans, boxes,
    > packages, frozen food packages, etc.?...


    Call each manufacturer. Unless there's a normal date on a package, there's
    not really a consistent way of translating the codes.

    What supermarkets do you shop at in your area?
     
  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    Don Saklad wrote:
    > Where around the web are there interpretations of various dating
    > codes used for supermarket grocery department cans, boxes,
    > packages, frozen food packages, etc.?...


    Simply search <canned food codes>.

    Here is but one: http://www.mealtime.org/default.aspx?id=331

    Most every major food company will have de-coding info at their website
    or contact info for obtaining such. More and more companys are moving
    away from dating codes and instead list the date in plain language.

    Sheldon
     
  4. Anon

    Anon Guest

    Most bread is color coded. Usually on the plastic clip pr twist tie.

    Monday - Blue
    Tuesday - Green
    Thursday - Red
    Friday - White
    Saturday - Yellow

    Notice that they progress alphabetically so they are easy to remember.

    Anon

    "Don Saklad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Where around the web are there interpretations of various dating
    > codes used for supermarket grocery department cans, boxes,
    > packages, frozen food packages, etc.?...
     
  5. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    Anon wrote:
    > Most bread is color coded. Usually on the plastic clip pr twist tie.
    >
    > Monday - Blue
    > Tuesday - Green
    > Thursday - Red
    > Friday - White
    > Saturday - Yellow
    >
    > Notice that they progress alphabetically so they are easy to remember.


    None of that is true, not in the US... all pre-packaged bread in the US
    has the sale date imprinted on the packaging, often directly on the
    plastic closure tab, and in plain language, no code.

    Sheldon
     
  6. Phred

    Phred Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >Anon wrote:
    >> Most bread is color coded. Usually on the plastic clip pr twist tie.
    >>
    >> Monday - Blue
    >> Tuesday - Green
    >> Thursday - Red
    >> Friday - White
    >> Saturday - Yellow
    >>
    >> Notice that they progress alphabetically so they are easy to remember.

    >
    >None of that is true, not in the US... all pre-packaged bread in the US
    >has the sale date imprinted on the packaging, often directly on the
    >plastic closure tab, and in plain language, no code.


    Here in Oz they print the "Use by" date on that tag.
    (Presumably so it looks fresher until it's stale. :)

    Cheers, Phred.

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