Best before labelling

Best before dates in Japan have to be written in a special order. Unfortunately the order for Japan is not commonly used outside of Japan. While ingredients lists do not change if the production methods says the same, best before dates constantly change and it can therefore be difficult for the producer to affix for the Japanese market, leaving the importer to do this.


  • Japan should allow alternative best before dates if this is properly explained on the label of the products, such as DDMMYYYY