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Use-by date (UBD) and date of minimum durability (DMD)

Updated on 15/01/2021

Keywords : Food labelling, Use-by date (UBD) and Best-before date (BBD)

Terms such as “Use by”, “Use before” and “Best before” are printed on the packaging of food products. But how are they different? What do UBD and DMD mean? What products do they apply to? Can certain foods be safely eaten after their expiration date? What foods and drinks are imperishable? ANSES answers your most frequently asked questions and provides you with some tips to help you avoid making mistakes.

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