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Food packaging labels provide information about when to use the food
and how to store it. Reading food labels and following safety instructions will
greatly reduce your chance of becoming ill with
The following guidelines are included on a packaging label.
Printed dates or numbers on labels without an identifier (such as
"sell by") generally represent packing numbers used by the manufacturer to
track inventory or locate a product. These dates do not indicate freshness or
quality of the product.
Instructions you may see include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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