Best by 03/22/2013
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What is the "Best By" date?
All packaged foods with a shelf life of less than two years must have a use-by or 'best before' date stamped on the box, wrapper or bottle. This date gives you an idea of how long the food will last before it loses quality. A product will remain fresh and of good quality right up to the 'best before' date (and sometimes beyond) if it is properly stored, both at home and at the supermarket.
Foods with a shelf life of less than two years must have a 'best before' date. It may still be safe to eat those foods after the 'best before' date, but they may have lost quality and some nutritional value. Foods that should not be consumed after a certain date for health and safety reasons, such as a ready-to-eat chilled lasagna, must have a 'use-by' date. An exception is bread, which can be labelled with a 'baked on' or 'baked for' date if its shelf life is less than seven days.
Manufacturers err on the side of caution
Manufacturers usually choose a 'best before' date well before the time when the food would be expected to deteriorate and spoil. A conservative 'best before' date is designed to encourage you to eat the product while it is fresh and at its best, so you should consider 'best before' dates as a guide only. Frozen and canned products, in particular, tend to keep their quality for some time after the 'best before' date has expired. Within reason, provided the food looks and smells as you would expect, it should be safe to eat, even if the 'best before' date has passed.
Tasty Tip: Unwrap the Iced Blueberry dotBAR and pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds for a warm, fresh-baked effect.
Warm Weather Advisory: Iced or Chocolate-coated Nutrition Bars & Softgel Dietary Supplements
We do our best to ensure that you receive your items in good condition. However, we can't control the hot weather! Here are handling tips for products and food items during the summer months:
- Choose expedited shipping to your daytime location.
- Do not store items in your car.
- Store food, chocolate, or softgel products in a cool place or take them with you.
- Place items in a cooled environment for at least 2 hours before opening.
dotFIT Breakfast Bars are made with real fruit, contain whole grains, Omega-3 healthy fats, and are a good source of protein, calcium and fiber. They are intended for breakfast but taste great any time fresh food is not available or convenient. These nutrient-rich meal substitutes provide instant portion control, can help manage appetite and accelerate weight loss.
This product meets the NCAA guidelines for college athletes.
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Meal Replacements & Weight Loss
Figure 1: In all six studies groups using meal replacements (PMR) as part of their overall calorie intake lost significantly more weight than subjects using reduced calorie diets (RCD) alone.
Reference: Heymsfield SB, van Mierlo CA, van der Knaap HC, Heo M, Frier HI. Weight management using a meal replacement strategy: meta and pooling analysis from six studies. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 May;27(5):537-49.