Before the holiday season is upon us take time to clean out the pantry and fridge.
Product dates come in 3 types according to the FDA. Use these dates as your guideline to keep, donate or toss food.
Sell by – tells how long the store can sell foods like meat, poultry, eggs, or milk products; buy it before this date
Use by – tells how long the food will be at peak quality – if you buy or use it after this date, some foods might not be safe any longer
Best if used by (or best if used before) – tells how long the food has the best flavor or quality – it is not a purchase or safety date