best-before date

best-before date
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best-before date UK US noun [C] UK (US best-if-used-by date) COMMERCE
the date after which food or drink begins to lose its quality or taste: »

The company has new machines that print best-before dates onto packaging.

Compare EXPIRY DATE(Cf. ↑expiry date), SELL-BY DATE(Cf. ↑sell-by date), USE-BY DATE(Cf. ↑use-by date)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • best-before date — noun The date (stamped, etc on a package esp with the wording ‘best before (eg) 12 September’) up to which a manufacturer can guarantee the good quality of a consumer (usu food) product • • • Main Entry: ↑best * * * best before date UK US noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • best-before date — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms best before date : singular best before date plural best before dates British a date printed on a food container to show how long the food remains fresh …   English dictionary

  • best-before date — /ˌbest bɪ fɔ: deɪt/ noun the date stamped on the label of a food product, which is the last date on which the product is guaranteed to be of good quality. ⇒ sell by date, use by date …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • best-before date — noun (C) a date on containers of food or drink that shows when they will be too old to eat or drink …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Best before date — Dieser Artikel erläutert den Begriff bei Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten, zu dem des Optionshandels siehe Hexensabbat (Börse). Falsch ist diese Bezeichnung für Verbrauchsdatum oder Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum bei Lebensmitteln. Das Verfalldatum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Best Before 1984 — Infobox Album | Name = Best Before 1984 Type = Compilation Album Artist = Crass Released = 1986 Recorded = Various Genre = Punk rock/Anarcho Punk Length = 79:03 Label = Crass Producer = Crass Last album = Yes Sir I Will (1983) This album = Best… …   Wikipedia

  • best before- — to be used or consumed before a certain date (message on perishable products indicating the date on which they are expected to lose freshness or spoil) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • best-if-used-by-date — UK US noun [C] US COMMERCE ► BEST BEFORE DATE(Cf. ↑best before date) …   Financial and business terms

  • date — ▪ I. date date 1 [deɪt] written abbreviation d noun [countable] 1. the words you use to talk about a particular day, month, and year: • The date on the letter was 30 June 2006. ˌaverage ˈdate …   Financial and business terms

  • best — best1 W1S1 [best] adj [superlative of good] [: Old English; Origin: betst] 1.) better than anything else or anyone else in quality, skill, how effective it is etc ▪ He won the best actor award. ▪ What s the best way to cook this fish? ▪ The best… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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