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    Thumbs down Best before 15 days from the day of packaging

    hi everyone

    I have found the following sentences in a food package.


    Date of packaging 10th May 2010. Best before 15 days from the date of packaging.

    Are these sentences correct? or should it be... Best after 15 days from the date of packaging.


    Thank you.


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    Re: Best before 15 days from the day of packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    hi everyone

    I have found the following sentences in a food package.


    Date of packaging 10th May 2010. Best before 15 days from the date of packaging.

    Are these sentences correct? or should it be... Best after 15 days from the date of packaging.


    Thank you.

    "Best before" is correct. It means that the product should be used before 15 days have elapsed from the packaging date, in this case, before the 25th of May.

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    Re: Best before 15 days from the day of packaging

    It's a way of the food packagers avoiding doing the calculation (easy, in this case, but less so towards the end of a month) 'Best before [10+15] May.'

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