A recent poll by the Food Standards Agency revealed that 44% of adults view ‘use by’ dates as a ‘useful guide’ – not realising the potential health risks of getting food poisoning, which could make them or their family seriously ill.

The new finding shines a light on the larger issue of date mark confusion. We’re all aware of the various date marks t hat appear on food labels, such as ‘use-by’ and ‘display until’, but there are still many who are uncertain about what each of them means.

As a key part of labelling legislation, it’s important to have a good understanding of date marks, which is why I teamed up with our experienced food law advisory team at Campden BRI to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information surrounding this area.

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