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How To Read Our Expiration Dates


UPDATED 2018: Most all our products now have the dates as MM-DD-YYYY.

Bossen Expiration Dates

We do our best to ensure the freshness of our products for the health and safety of our customers. While most of our Bossen products use a regular date form, some use a short code form. We follow strict food safety, and are decoding and explaining how to read the expiration date on our products.

Where to Find the Code

Expiration codes can be found on the cap or the bottle/bag. It includes one letter and four digits of numbers. (i.e. J2345)

How to Read the Code

To decode, divide the code into three sections:

1. The letter indicates the year. For corresponding year, please refer to the chart below. i.e. J = 2017

2. The first two numbers subtracting 20 indicate the month. i.e. 23 – 20 = 03 (March)

3. The last two numbers subtracting 20 indicate the day. i.e. 45 - 20 = 25 (25th)


*Some products include two codes on the package. The one on top should be the manufacturing date, while the bottom one should be the expiration.

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