Additionally, immediately adjacent to the date must be a phrase explaining the meaning of that date such as "Best if Used By." [Top of Page] Are Dates for Food Safety or Quality?
Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality.
Social Security's finances are out of balance--getting the trust fund back on solid footing would require an immediate and permanent increase in the payroll tax from 12.4 percent to 15.1 percent, or an immediate and permanent reduction in current benefits by 16.2 percent, or some combination of the two.
However, the more sensible approach is to raise the retirement age and change the annual cost-of-living adjustment so it’s tied to the Consumer Price Index (chained-CPI).
“Closed Dating” is a code that consists of a series of letters and/or numbers applied by manufacturers to identify the date and time of production. Except for infant formula, product dating is not required by Federal regulations.
For meat, poultry, and egg products under the jurisdiction of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), dates may be voluntarily applied provided they are labeled in a manner that is truthful and not misleading and in compliance with FSIS regulations.
In some regions, an advisory best before, mandatory use by or freshness date is required on packaged perishable foods.
This is three years earlier than projected last year for Social Security, and the same as last year for Medicare.Most expiration dates are used as guidelines based on normal and expected handling and exposure to temperature.Use prior to the expiration date does not guarantee the safety of a food or drug, and a product is not necessarily dangerous or ineffective after the expiration date. High-acid canned foods (tomatoes, fruits) will keep their best quality for 12 to 18 months; low-acid canned foods (meats, vegetables) for 2 to 5 years. A product that has passed its shelf life might still be safe, but quality is no longer guaranteed."Open Dating" is a calendar date applied to a food product by the manufacturer or retailer.The calendar date provides consumers with information on the estimated period of time for which the product will be of best quality and to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale.
What happens if I am in a foreign country and I get sick or hurt? Even if you have private insurance coverage, you should: Be aware of when you may no longer be covered by a parent's policy because of an age limitation. This is typically done through a waiver system in which you will be required to show proof of other coverage or you will be enrolled in the school-sponsored plan and premium will be added to your tuition fees.