Definition of use-by date in English:

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use-by date


chiefly British
A date marked on a perishable product, especially a foodstuff, indicating the recommended date by which it should be used or consumed: check the use-by date on the packet
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  • The Fareshare scheme in Southampton receives 26,000 trays of food past the sell-by date but within the use-by date donated by supermarkets each year.
  • Sainsbury's said: ‘All use-by dates applied to our own brand products are set by Sainsbury's food safety experts to ensure the product is both safe and of the best quality.’
  • These dates - particularly the use-by dates - are important.

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