Authors as Published

Authored by H. Lester Schonberger, Research Associate, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Melissa Chase, Consumer Food Safety Program Manager, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Stuart Vermaak, Extension Agent, Loudoun County, Virginia Cooperative Extension; and Renee Boyer, Professor and Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

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This publication addresses what the dates printed on food packages mean, and how to use that information. This publication is written primarily for guests of hunger relief programs, however the information also applies to general consumers.

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Publication Date

May 9, 2022