As we all do our best to stay home and continue with life the best we can amidst COVID-19, some folks find ourselves snacking more than ever. Maybe it’s nerves, or maybe you’re like millions of others who are working from home. Whatever the reason, we are snacking more and also finding learning new things. For example, did you know there are many types of “date codes” on foods? Here is a short explanation of the various types of date codes and what they mean for you.

“Sell-By” date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. You should buy the product before the date expires.

“Best if Used By (or Before)” date is recommended for best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.

“Use-By” date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality. The date has been determined by the manufacturer of the product.

“Closed or coded dates” are packing numbers for use by the manufacturer. If you are a manufacture of food products, healthcare products, or paper goods (these days think toilet paper, right?)then let us help you solve the problem of accurate date coding for your production. SSI Packaging Group has been in the date coding business for decades and we are ready to listen to your needs and find the right solution.

Do you need cate coding equipment on a short-term basis? We rent coding equipment so that you can focus on fulfilling orders and we’ll worry about the equipment.

Call one of marking and coding experts now to help you get production done on time and accurate the first time. (804) 649-1111

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