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best-before date

noun [C]
 
 
UK ( US best-if-used-by date) COMMERCE
the date after which food or drink begins to lose its quality or taste: The company has new machines that print best-before dates onto packaging.
→  Compare expiry date , sell-by date , use-by date
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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