The expiry date differs from the "best before date" which represents the time period within which the food product retains its specific properties in adequate storage conditions; Once the BBD has been exceeded, it is still possible to consume the product (there is no ban). The BBD therefore, is to be referred only to the organoleptic characteristics and to the liking of the product rather than to safety. The further one moves away from the date of overcoming of the BBD, the more the requirements of product quality are reduced without therefore affecting that of safety.