What is an Expiry Date?

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Print Expiration Dates with Videojet coding and Marking Solutions

Videojet has a wide range of expiry date printers to print expiry dates on your product. The options include inkjet and laser printers, labelers and many more.

Also known as the "use by" date, this is the deadline after which the health and quality of a product expire. Products should not be sold after this date, as ingestion or consumption may pose a risk.

As stipulated in the Mexican Official Standard NOM-051-SCFI / SSA1-2010, it is compulsory to apply an expiry date on the labels of pre-packed food and non-alcoholic beverages, with the exception of those in tins or packaged in high vacuum blister packs.

The expiry date must be coded because all food is included in the regulations of the Mexican Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) as a measure of health security. Consumers are therefore recommended to check the expiry date before purchasing any food at the supermarket.

Expiry Date Printers or Coders

The machines that print the expiry or "use before" date on a product are commonly known as expiry date printers, and Videojet is equipped with a wide range of technologies to choose the expiry date printer best suited to your needs.

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