Difference Between "Expiry" And "Best Before" Dates
You've likely found yourself in the situation of having thrown out food based on the date shown on the label. If so, you should know something before tossing foods into the trash. The "expiry" and "best before" dates aren't the same thing. While the expiry date indicates a product which is no longer safe to consume, the best before date indicates when a product is susceptible to lose its physical characteristics (smell, taste, etc.), but is still safe to eat.