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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Decoding Food Dates

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is no uniform or universally accepted system used for food dating across America. There are some common freshness codes stamped on items in stores, but the information can be confusing. 

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Angie Murad decodes the dates and explains that most don't have anything to do with expiration. Jeff Olsen reports. 

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:01) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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