Best Before Dates
Some of our products are past their ‘best before’ date and some have only a short time left before their ‘best before’ date. The ‘best before’ date is about quality and not safety. Food and drink is safe to consume after this date. All ‘best before’ dates are listed online within the product description. If you have any questions please feel free to ask one of our team members.
Official NHS guidance on Best Before dates is as follows:
"'Best before' dates appear on a wide range of frozen, dried, tinned and other foods.
'Best before' dates are about quality, not safety. When the date is passed, it doesn't mean that the food will be harmful, but it might begin to lose its flavour and texture."
The Food Standards Agency says the following:
Best before date is about quality
"Best before date is about quality and not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. Its flavour and texture might not be as good. The best before dates appear on a wide range of frozen, dried, tinned and other foods. The best before date will only be accurate if the food is stored according to the instructions on the label."