From now yogurts have no expiration date, and if only a best-before date, after the law changed on 8 March.
The food labels are extremely useful in providing useful information to consumers to know their characteristics as required by the rules: ingredients, nutritional, and expiration date of minimum durability and packaging, among others.
In this sense, the labeling of the product will depend precisely the food in question, especially if we have a food packaging and non packaging before one.
Regarding the yogurt and expiration date , probably in many times have you used a yoghurt long after it had allegedly expired, just being fully fit for consumption.
Current law since 2003 required manufacturers of yogurt to make a maximum expiration date of 28 days after production, so that-supposedly-not recommended its use after this date.
The Spanish government has put an end to this nonsense, especially after it had evidence that our country is throwing away a wide range of dairy products (especially yogurt), perfect conditions for consumption but already expired.
Following regulatory changes performed on the 8th March by the Council of Ministers, the previous law in force since 2003 is repealed, sofrom now on yogurt makers can establish a freshness date deemed appropriate , not be required to include an expiration date.
And probably wondering: what is meant by best before date? Very simple: the date specified by the manufacturer of the recommended intake, during which the product loses its organoleptic properties (taste, texture, aroma …). After this date you may lose some of its features, but the product also would be suitable for consumption.
Originally posted 2013-04-05 21:41:57.