Please check out the official FDA guidelines on Food Dating set forth by the U.S. Government.
Eshs frequently purchases items that are close to going “out of date” and then sells those items past their Best By dates. One such example is in the case of meats and lunch meats; Eshs will purchase the product before it goes out of date, freeze it and then sell it at their retail location. Eshs does not erase or alter the date; it sells the product as is. We feel that because the best by date may be past, it mainly affects the quality or taste of the product. To our knowledge the only instances that the FDA specifically addresses the selling of out of date food is when a product makes a particular claim such as in Baby Formula and in some baby foods. Eshs does not purchase or sell either baby food or baby formula that is expired or out of date.