USDA RE-ISSUES SELL-BY RULES

WASHINGTON -- The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture re-issued its regulations for package dating following an undercover investigation of supermarket meat and seafood departments by "Dateline NBC." The rules can be found on the agency's Web site, www.fsis.usda.gov.on of such information is voluntary.The summary does note that if sell-by dates are part of the

WASHINGTON -- The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture re-issued its regulations for package dating following an undercover investigation of supermarket meat and seafood departments by "Dateline NBC." The rules can be found on the agency's Web site, www.fsis.usda.gov.

on of such information is voluntary.

The summary does note that if sell-by dates are part of the package labeling, and come from a federally inspected facility, then a retail

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