Research shows that this phrase conveys to consumers that the product will be of best quality if used by the calendar date shown.
Foods not exhibiting signs of spoilage should be wholesome and may be sold, purchased, donated and consumed beyond the labeled "Best if Used By" date.
Dating from 1722, the impressive Queen Anne house with its distinctive architectural features making an impressive mark on the surroundings, today, the Main House sits back from the main road guarding the Estate that sits behind the iron railed gates.
Viruses are not capable of growing in food and do not cause spoilage.
There are two types of bacteria that can be found on food: pathogenic bacteria, which cause foodborne illness, and spoilage bacteria, which cause foods to deteriorate and develop unpleasant characteristics such as an undesirable taste or odor making the food not wholesome, but do not cause illness.
Here is some background information answering these and other questions about product dating. Two types of product dating may be shown on a product label.
"Open Dating" is a calendar date applied to a food product by the manufacturer or retailer.