Best Before September 31th



  • I guess somewhere a computer is implied in this glitch. Or, if I read it wrong, those tortillas can last 24 years. Or "SEP" means something else.

     



  • You know, in some countries the rule is DAY-MONTH-YEAR...



  • That was my first thought too.  And I'm sure I've seen things that due
    expire in a ridiculously high amt of years.. But then I checked the
    Lays Ketchup Chips bag I've got next to me and it's only good from Aug

    1. to Oct 23 of this year!  Makes you wonder what they put in those tortillas!


  • Dude, that's 1931.



  • Did they also put the expiration date to the exact minute?  I'm pretty sure they're just more technically advanced in the ways of food preservation than are others.



  • @Pap said:

    Did they also put the expiration date to the exact minute? I'm pretty sure they're just more technically advanced in the ways of food preservation than are others.

    Lots of places print a time on the Best Before date; it's actually an attempt at identifying the production batch. Instead of inventing a batch number, and printing that along with the Best Before date, they simply add a constant number of days to the exact time of manufacture... This means you can simply subtract that interval to identify which production run is implicated if a fault is discovered.



  • It's the USA-style "confused-endian" that's the real WTF. 



  • I know it seems silly, and its compounded by the fact that there was no Sept 31, 2007, even if you look at it this way. Sunday was Sept 30th, and Monday was the 1st.



  • @pitchingchris said:

    I know it seems silly, and its compounded by the fact that there was no Sept 31, 2007, even if you look at it this way. Sunday was Sept 30th, and Monday was the 1st.

    I'd be hard pressed to find it in any other year too, not just 2007. 



  • @matgasm said:

    It's the USA-style "confused-endian" that's the real WTF. 

    The
    mid-endian number style is pretty nonsensical (well, until you consider
    its origin in the way we talk out loud, but it doesn't make
    mathematical sense), but it's not actually relevant here, since that
    date has the month in the middle and is therefore non-confused no
    matter which is the day and which is the year.

     



  • @DaveK said:

    non-confused no
    matter which is the day and which is the year.

    (i.e., not confused in spite of the confusion about which is the day and which is the year) 

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. There's a reason year-month-day is always supposed to have the full year.



  • @Pap said:

    Did they also put the expiration date to the exact minute? I'm pretty sure they're just more technically advanced in the ways of food preservation than are others.

    I was thinking the same thing. I could just imagine myself scarfing down a bag of chips 30 seconds before it's due to expire...



  • @Random832 said:

    @DaveK said:

    non-confused no
    matter which is the day and which is the year.

    (i.e., not confused in spite of the confusion about which is the day and which is the year) 

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. There's a reason year-month-day is always supposed to have the full year.

    Actually, it does have the full year.  They're just very old chips. 



  • Glad to see, yet again, that we have learned nothing from our Y2K troubles.

    My National Parks pass is real fun to read, too.  It expires (expired?) at the end of 0807. 



  • @bstorer said:

    @Random832 said:
    @DaveK said:

    non-confused no
    matter which is the day and which is the year.

    (i.e., not confused in spite of the confusion about which is the day and which is the year) 

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. There's a reason year-month-day is always supposed to have the full year.

    Actually, it does have the full year.  They're just very old chips. 

    It's supposed to always be four digits, even if the year itself is less than 1000.



  • @Random832 said:

    @bstorer said:
    Actually, it does have the full year.  They're just very old chips.

    It's supposed to always be four digits, even if the year itself is less than 1000.

    @AssimilatedByBorg said:

    My National Parks pass is real fun to read, too.  It expires (expired?) at the end of 0807. 

    It was a good year.

    Well.

    Not really. 

     



  • I bet these were produced on, say, July 31st.


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