June 2015

Expiration Dating Requirements. Date coding such as expiration dating, for meat (or similar products like poultry, pork, fish and eggs) is not federally mandated. There may however be regulations on a state or municipal level for product dating. Also, while product dating is not federally required for meat or poultry, there are certain standards that apply to date marking and coding when it isĀ used on these and other products. "If a calendar date is used, it must...