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How New Sell-By Dates Will Affect You


September 2, 2021

Graphic by Dept. of Agriculture

Introduced by Senator Vogel as Senate Bill 434, Act 62 amends Title 3 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in food protection, providing for both milk sell-by date and best-by date labeling. Prior to the amendment, milk followed a 17-day milk code that caused grocers and consumers to throw milk away after the 17-day sell-by date was reached. This caused viable milk to go to waste as food safety practices have proven to extend milk shelf life upward of 21 days.

With laboratory testing, dairy processors can now seek approval from the PA Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Food Safety...

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