MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - Local 10 News Investigative Reporter Jeff Weinsier suggests consumers understand the labels and what they mean:
- A "Sell By" date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. You should buy the product before the date expires.
- A "Best if Used By (or Before)" date is recommended for best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.
- A "Use By" date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality.
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