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To reduce consumer confusion and wasted food, FSIS recommends that food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating use a "Best if Used By" date.The "Use-By" date is selected by the manufacturer, packer or distributor of the product on the basis of product analysis throughout its shelf life, tests, or other information.It is also based on the conditions of handling, storage, preparation, and use printed on the label.It's thrilling to see your baby grow week by week when you're pregnant and reach those all-important milestones in the first year and beyond.See what's new each week by entering your pregnancy due date or child's birthday below for a personalized weekly calendar. If you're already a Baby Center member, please log in here to see the development calendar personalized for your child or children.
[Top of Page] Safety After Date Passes With an exception of infant formula (described below), if the date passes during home storage, a product should still be safe and wholesome if handled properly until the time spoilage is evident (Chill Refrigerate Promptly).