Best Before Dates – Update

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Non-perishable foods may or may not have a best before date on them.  Registrants may find, in their menu boxes, foods that have passed their best before date. If requested, the Food Bank will exchange them at the next Distribution if notified and given the list of items.  The replacement food may not be identical to that received, but the replacement food will be generally similar in nature.  Items from the Green Box are not eligible for exchange, as they are selected by the user, and therefore not presented in a sealed box. 

Please click on the link to see York Region Public Health’s position on the matter. 

http://www.york.ca/wps/wcm/connect/yorkpublic/8c5bfc07-ce49-4c4d-8f53-7cdf45d3d750/HM2014-08-13-Best+Before+Dates.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

There is a second link to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that also offers information on date labelling of foods.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets-and-infographics/date-labelling/eng/1332357469487/1332357545633