California food dating laws

A person who violates any provision of the code is guilty of a misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided.

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Food manufacturers will begin phasing in the change now, with widespread adoption expected by summer 2018.

After reacting with oxygen and light, the fat in milk becomes rancid or stale.

The distinct sour taste of aged milk is a byproduct of harmless lactic acid bacteria that feed on the sugar in milk.

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between “best by,” “sell by” or “expires on”? Americans toss out 5 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fueled by confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels used on packages.

Grocery manufacturers and retailers are finally taking pity.