By CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 5 CHRISTOPHER FINCH
Deputy Program Manager, Food Protection
U.S. Army Public Health Command
As consumers, we inevitably fall prey to the ambiguousness of the food labels placed on packaging by food manufacturers. The most commonly misunderstood labeling involves the terms, “Use by”, “Best if used by” and “Sell by.” Each term is sound, but what should be more defined is, whether the term relates to economics or food safety.