The food labels they are extremely useful to provide consumers with useful information to know their characteristics as required by the regulations: ingredients, nutritional contribution, expiration date and preferred consumption and date of packaging, among others.
In this sense, the labeling of the product will depend precisely on the food in question, especially if we are faced with a packaged food and before a non-packaged food.
In relation to the yoghurts Yet the Date of Expiry , surely that in many moments you have consumed a yogurt long after presumably it had expired, being precisely in perfect conditions for consumption.
The law in force since 2003 obliged yoghurt manufacturers to set a maximum expiration date of 28 days from the date of their elaboration, so that - supposedly - their consumption was not recommended after this date.
The Spanish Government has put an end to this nonsense, especially after it was recorded that in our country they were throwing away a great variety of dairy products (especially yoghurts), in perfect condition for consumption but already expired.
After the regulatory changes carried out last March 8 by the Council of Ministers, the previous law in force since 2003 is repealed, so that from now the manufacturers of yogurts can establish a date of preferential consumption that they consider appropriate , it is not mandatory to include an expiration date.
And surely you will ask yourself: what is meant by preferential consumption date? Very simple: it is the date indicated by the manufacturer of recommended consumption, during which the product does not lose its organoleptic properties (flavor, texture, aroma ...). After this date it is possible that it loses some of its characteristics, but the product would also be suitable for consumption.