Friday, September 2, 2011 7:10:05 PM
why not just set the date back further if the food is fine?
It's illegal to change dating on products, for very good health and safety reasons. If people can just change the dates, that`s worse than not having a dating system at all because you`ve got a false one.
Food spoilage can`t always be detected by eye, especially in packaged food. "A person looked at it and decided it looked fine so they could change the date and sell it as fresh" just isn`t good enough.
The current "best before" and "use by" system might work if more people knew what the labels meant.