Date coding provides advice to the customer as to when the product has to be consumed. These could be based on food safety and/or food quality attributes. In-house, date coding can be used to identify work-in-progress and for stock rotation purposes.
What is the purpose of stock date codes?
Why should a kitchen worker would check the contents of stock date codes and rotation labels? The intention of date coding is to give consumers a guide to that foods shelf-life in terms of quality. So they know how long a food can be kept before it begins to deteriorate or becomes unsafe to consume.
What does a date code mean?
Date code / lot number is the number to identify when the component is being manufactured. It is for the factories production quality control and tracing purposes.
How do you code a date?
Code identifies dates following the W3C profile of ISO 8601, Date and Time Formats, that specifies the pattern: YYYY-MM-DD. If hours, minutes, and seconds are also needed the following pattern is used: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.
How do I change a date in Excel to 6 digits?
Theres probably an easier way to do but but I did this:Format the cells youre putting the six digit number into as text. ( example A2)In the column next to it (cell B2) enter the formula =MID(A2,1,2)&/&MID(A2,3,2)&/&MID(A2,5,2)Enter the six digit number in A2.