Question: Whats the difference between open dating and closed dating?

What is the difference between open food dating and closed dating?

Two types of product dating may be shown on a product label. Open Dating is a calendar date applied to a food product by the manufacturer or retailer. “Closed Dating” is a code that consists of a series of letters and/or numbers applied by manufacturers to identify the date and time of production.

What does close dated mean?

Word forms: closing dates. countable noun [oft N for n] The closing date for a competition or offer is the final date by which entries or applications must be received.

What order are expiration dates in?

Read these codes as MMDDYY, where “MM” refers to the month, “DD” refers to the date, and “YY” refers to the year. This is one of the more common codes that youll see on food items. For example, “121518” would be read as December 15, 2018.

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