Surplus Outlet makes every effort to provide quality grocery products at below regular retail store prices. On occasion products are sold close to or after their manufacturer's recommended sell by dates. The information supplied will help educate and explain product dating concerns.
Surplus Outlet operates under state and federal Department of Agriculture regulations, as do all traditional grocery stores. At times we are asked about product dates with respect to food safety. The dates have little to do with food safety according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food manufacturers use no standardized dating codes on products. The dates could refer to a tracking code, the date or time of manufacture, or suggested dates when a product will still meet the company's standard for freshness and highest quality.
Please remember that all products are sold with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with any one of our products, you can return the product for a full refund.