In 15th century France, local guilds regulated tradesmen in the food production industry in each city.
‘Best if used by’, aka ‘best before’ dates are recommended use dates as determined by the manufacturer to get the highest quality version of the product, but are not aligned to food safety dates as ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ dates are.‘Sell by’ dates are intended to serve as a guideline for grocers to sell the manufacturers products.The members of this guild produced a traditional range of cooked or salted and dried meats, which varied, sometimes distinctively, from region to region.The only "raw" meat the charcutiers were allowed to sell was unrendered lard.#wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 h4 #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 p #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .regular-text #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .submit #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .thanks #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .error #wp-subscribe.wp-subscribe-1 .
with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Curing extends the shelf life of the pork products.
Here are some FSIS Guidelines for refrigerated products sell by dates.
FSIS recommends that you follow ‘use by’ dates, and recommends freezing or cooking the fresh foods by the following timeline with ‘sell by’ or no dates.
A ‘use by date’ is the product manufacturers recommended date to use the product in order to still get peak quality.
After that date, the product quality could decline, and if proper storage measures aren’t used, your health could be at risk.
Pork is the most popular meat in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, and is also very common in the Western world, especially in Central Europe.