Some, like the picture to the left, say “Sell by” a certain date. Is this some sort of warning to grocery stores or to the consumer. Does this mean you have to sell by 2/01/07 and it’s okay to drink until it starts looking like cottage cheese or does it mean, don’t drink this stuff after 2/01/07 or you’ll end up projectile vomiting?
And that’s not the half of it, other dairies, just put a date on the label. What the heck does that mean? And I love all of the people you ask whether the milk’s still good and they say smell it. Have you ever taken a whiff of bad milk? Bad news!
They say never present a problem without a solution so here’s my humble suggestion. Let’s all agree to put a “Best If Used By” on the label. Then, there’s no confusion whether the milk’s bad. I enjoy milk but I don’t want it making me sick. You know it does a body good, right?