Our sale section features products that are out-of-season, discontinued or packaged food items that are past or close to Best Before dates. Past date products can still be enjoyed safely several days or months and reduce food waste.
The Best Before dates shown on our food labels are not related to food spoilage immediately following the date. When this date has passed, the food may lose some of its freshness and flavour, or its texture may have changed over time or some of its nutritional value, such as vitamin C content, may also be lost. Certain foods such as chocolates without nuts and stored correctly can be enjoyed long past the date. Preserves, honey, sauces and chutney jars, most canned foods have much longer durability as they are vacuum sealed.
It is not illegal to sell products past best-before dates. Both FSIS in USA and CFIA in Canada permit foods to be sold past the Best Before dates.