COVID-19 storing food and use by or best before dates

Food must be used or frozen by its use by date. Check any storage instructions on packaging such as “store under 4°C“, “keep frozen” or “use within 3 days of opening package”. Food can still be sold or eaten after its best before date but may have lost some nutrition or quality. Put newly purchased items at the back of the pantry shelf or fridge so you use older items first. If you and the kids are stuck at home you might want to tidy out the pantry, freezer and fridge and see who can find the most out of date item. See more about use by and best before dates