In the United States, except for infant formula, food product dating is not required by State, Local or Federal regulations.

Further information on this subject is available through both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To learn more about what FDA and USDA have published follow the links below:

Unfit for Human Consumption

If you observe food for sale that is “unfit” for human consumption (note: expired or outdated food is not necessarily considered “unfit"), please file a complaint with the Department by clicking the link below:

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