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How do I read the expiration date on my MEDITERRANEAN ORGANIC product?

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We apologize for the confusion caused when trying to find and read expiration dates. Over one year ago, all new product packaging began printing with standard expiration dates, E.g. MM/DD/YYYY. If you have a product that has a printed code versus expiration date please refer to the examples below for decoding. All coded dates are based on day of production – it is NOT the expiration date.

  • Organic Peppers (Fire Roasted Red, Fire Roasted Red & Yellow)
    • Printed Code: PTR 12116
    • 121 indicates the day of year the product was produced on and follows the Julian Calendar
    • 16 indicates the year of production
    • 121 = May 1st, 16 = 2016
    • Shelf Life = 2 years
    • Expiration = May 1st, 2018
  • Organic Sundried Tomatoes (Oil/Package)
    • Printed Code: PTR19015
    • 190 indicates the day of the year the product was produced on and follows the Julian Calendar
    • 15 indicates the year of production
    • 190 = July 9th, 15 = 2015
    • Shelf Life Oil = 2 years, Shelf Life packaged = 1 year
    • Expiration = July 9th, 2017 (oil) or July 9th, 2016 (packaged)
  • Organic Dolmas
    • Printed Code: 33314
    • 333 indicates the day of the year the product was produced on and follows the Julian Calendar
    • 14 indicates the year of production
    • 333 = November 29th, 14 = 2014
    • Shelf Life = 2 years
    • Expiration = November 29th, 2016
  • Organic Olives (Kalamata, Black, Red Pepper Stuffed, Garlic Stuffed, Jalapeno Stuffed)
    • Printed Code: P031253
    • (P) Facility (XX) Month (XX) Day (X) Year (X) Shift
    • 03 = March
    • 12 = 12th
    • 5 = 2015
    • 3 = Shift
    • Shelf Life = 2 ½ years
    • Expiration = September 12th, 2017
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