I really don't understand why food companies don't just provide this clear and open information!
Sigh. But in many cases they don't. I know that meringue powder and dired eggs whites last a very long time. I suggest you contact Wilton directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them if there is a code to read on those cans and how long from the coded date the product generally lasts.
Then share what you learn with the rest of us!
don't use these dates and it is the UK importer who applies these dates. For instance cans of colour mist spray & sugar sprinkles I bought last month have a date of 13 Dec 2011. Colour pastes all have a date of Feb 2011 but I would have thought they would be good much longer than that. Meringue powder I buy direct so it doesn't have a date. Penny
I don't know what could go bad with sugar sprinkles either.
Makes you wonder how they come up with these dates since the US is pretty particular about that kind of thing and they don't have dates on them. It makes me think they're safe. Hope so anyway!
"There will be 7 digits stamped on the container and her is how to decode the numbers:
The first digit: Year it was made
Next three digits: Day of the year it was made (based on the Julian Calendar)
Last three digits: Batch number
It is freshest if it is used within 24 months of the production date."
So I guess it may not be the "freshest" but it sounds like it may still be safe, don't you think? I'll check the can and I think if it's a whole lot later than 24 months I'll buy a new one.
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