What do you call the length of time within which your food or product is safe to use?
For example ，
if sth is produced on February 1 and expires on February 9，then it's （？）is 8 days？
Thank you in advance。
Feb 24, 2014 12:41 PM
Answers · 2
The length of time that a product, especially food, can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to be sold or used IS shelf life. For example: fresh fruit has a very short shelf life.
February 24, 2014
'Shelf life' doesn't apply to all products. Packaged produce and meats are stamped with a "sell by" date, a "use by" date -- or both. When discussing the freshness of these foods, we actually say "use-by date".