Do you know the difference between the expiration date and the best-before date?
Expiration date (AESAN): The expiry date indicates the time until which the food can be safely consumed.
As guidelines for the safe consumption of these foods, it is established:
Recommended best-before date (AESAN): The best-before date indicates the time until which the food retains the expected (organoleptic) quality.
As a guideline for the consumption of these foods:
Vegetable canned products are products that have a best-before date, and therefore, they can be consumed for a long time after their production, and even if they have been preserved correctly (without bruises or oxidation), they can be consumed later without risk.
This is why a good vegetable canned product, made from fresh produce, km=0, with no added preservatives, and with a long best before date (ranging from 3 to 5 years) is an ally in the reduction of food waste and long-term sustainability (as it does not require refrigeration in its logistics or conservation).
Correct labelling equals a consumer who is well informed of the differences between these two dates which equals a distribution chain that controls and plans stocks and product dates well and is also mindful of food waste, are today the key to better quality, safer and more sustainable food.
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