best-before date

best-before date
best-before date noun
The date (stamped, etc on a package esp with the wording ‘best before (eg) 12 September’) up to which a manufacturer can guarantee the good quality of a consumer (usu food) product
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Main Entry:best

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best-before date UK US noun [countable] [singular best-before date plural best-before dates] british
a date printed on a food container to show how long the food remains fresh
Thesaurus: things used for keeping food freshhyponym

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ˌbest-beˈfore date 7 [best-before date] noun (BrE)
a date printed on a container or package, advising you to use food or drink before this date as it will not be of such good quality after that

The flour is not yet past its best-before date.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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