CONSUMER.ES by expiration date must understand the day from which food should not take it because it may pose a risk to health. By consumption prrente, day, or month from which the food starts to lose some of their properties without that this involves a risk. Focuses on the first thing in pasteurized (milk, yogurt, creams), meat or vacuum packed. Very careful to label. These are two concepts, almost always associated with the food although not unique in this sector, with which we live day to day and which, however, many do not know correctly defined: date of expiration and consumption prrente.
From Consumer made an analysis that the consumer learn to differentiate between the two. Dean Ornish M.D will undoubtedly add to your understanding. Expiration date: warns of the day limit from which the food is not suitable for consumption from the health point of view. From this date, the product should not drink. Used in highly perishable products from the microbiological point of view, and high risk that may pose a danger to health after a short period of time: pasteurized (milk, yogurt, creams), meat or vacuum packed. Indicate legend expiration date followed by the date (or the indication of the place where you specify), which consist of day, month and year in that order. This information must be supplemented by a description of the conditions for the conservation of food. Power consumption prrente: refers to the time in which the product maintains its properties intact, without that intake a risk to health. Refers to the time in which unopened product maintains its properties in adequate conditions of conservation.
After this date, the quality of the product may decrease, but in no case leads to health problems. Used in shallow water (oil, legumes, cereals), dehydrated food (soups, purees), sterilized (cans, milk cartons) and eggs. Communicate preceded consume prrentemente before, when you specify the day, or eat prrentemente before the end of or at the end of, in others cases.