Some vendors use alphabet letters A thru L to signify the month.is the only other page on the net that has coding examples (Canned Food Alliance consortium - nice of them to interpret their own coding!! Please send me an email if you have a question of decoding a particular item.Download julian calendar (2004) as a pdf file, fairly easy to estimate if in grocery store figuring out coding of item.Marrs candy uses week of year manufactured in their coding.I only provide an email addy (hotmail), first name (use any so they know a person is on other end of email), state and nearby zip code.
If this page is circulated via the email brigade, it may influence more vendors to code expiration dates in easy to understand English.
It is worthless at a federal level to enforce freshness dating.
Below is a sample page found when clicking a food manufacturer "contact us" link.
Dear Consumer: Thank you for taking the time to contact our company regarding productcodes.
This will be a growing page of deciphering food product coding.
It is divided into 3 parts; food coding, emailing manufacturer and company website addys.