BALTIMORE -- Sell by..., use by..., best by... What do all these phrases mean? According to panelists at FMI's Food Safety Conference here, a nationwide standard would ease the burden on both consumer and retailer when it comes to the issue of open dating. "Open dating is a complex issue but has high consumer demand," said Ted Labuza, a professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of Food Science. "They want it, but they want it to be simple." Labuza and co-speaker, David ...

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