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best-before date

noun [C] uk   /ˌbest.bɪˈfɔːˌdeɪt/ us    /-ˈfɔːr-/ UK
the day or month before which food or drink should be eaten or drunk
Translations of “best-before date”
in Chinese (Traditional) (食品的)保存期限…
in Chinese (Simplified) (食品的)保质期…
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