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Date Marking: Why do we need it?

When we think about date marking, we normally picture stickers with a "use by" date on them that indicate when a product needs to be tossed out. But what is the reasoning behind it? Why are there requirements to date mark certain products? This month's newsletter dives into the why, what and when of date marking and provides a chart to determine when date marking is necessary.

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For questions, contact the City of Dubuque Health Services Department 563-589-4181.

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