Are you as confused as I am by what the dates on certain products mean? Well here’s a tip we picked up in Prevention Magazine. Dates Translate as follows:
Sell by: The date retailers should sell or remove the product from the shelf. Typically, this indicates when a product is two-thirds of the way through its shelf life, so there’s still plenty of time for you to use it.
Best By: The date at which quality starts declining, although the food might still be safe to eat.
Use By: The date when the product quality begins decreasing and a rapid pace and safety could be a concern. In other words, do not eat beyond this point.