Just yesterday, my mom told me to get rid of a packet of bread which had gone past its “best before” date. That made me wonder why it says “best before” and not “expiry”.

The fact is, you can still consume food products after that particular date. There are different dates on packets of food – Use By, Sell By, Best Before.

Here’s all about the dates on those packets and the mystery behind “best before”.

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There are some ways with which you can preserve food even after their “best before” dates:

Now you know better about the dates mentioned on the food packets. So make more sandwiches and waste less food! Looks like your breakfast for tomorrow morning is sorted.

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Sources: The Globe and Mail, Fresh Mag, Common Sense Home

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