How do I read the production code on the product I purchased?

Most products with a shelf life of over 90 days have a production code indicating the date it was made, represented with a Julian code: the number of days since the first day of the year. For example: 156 would represent June 5, since it’s the 156th day of the...

Why can’t I find a best before date on this product?

A best before date is only required by law on all food products with a shelf life of less than 90 days. A production code is typically be found on shelf-stable or frozen products and their formats may vary between products, plants and/or manufacturing...