News

Loading...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Read This Post By...

Instead of a "sell by" date, wouldn't it be more useful of grocery items sported a "use by" date? You could back into the "sell by" from the "use by" yourself -- "Ooh, the 'use by' is tomorrow, so unless I can use this in one day, I'd better not buy it" -- but who knows what the "use by" is from the "sell by"? Do you have a day to use the stuff after the "sell by" date? A week? A month? Who knows?

6 comments:

  1. Well a lot of products do have the "Use By," but I'm sure you've seen those.

    I would bet that the "sell by" is so that the kids stocking the shelves don't have to do any computation. Or rather, when the night manager walks through he can more easily figure out which kids he needs to yell at the next day for leaving expired yogurt on the shelves. (I've been that kid.)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh and I think most of the products with "Sell By" explain how quickly you are supposed to use it. E.g. milk cartons say this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Woody7:45 PM

    I always thought they should unequivocally state: "the shit goes bad by such and such a date."

    ReplyDelete
  4. "I think most of the products with "Sell By" explain how quickly you are supposed to use it. E.g. milk cartons say this."

    Just checked my milk carton in the fridge -- only a sell by date. In fact, I never recall seeing two dates on a package.

    ReplyDelete
  5. good question. the use by date (esp for meat) is different for every supermarket too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Welcome to our game world, runescape gold , buy runescape , rs gold , runescape money and cheap rs gold , they are very interesting.

    ReplyDelete