A government advisory council drafted proposals Tuesday urging the government to oblige food producers and packers to unify the terms they use for products’ expiration dates, panel sources said.

Under the present system, food producers and packers are allowed to use a range of expressions, including a “use-by date” and “quality preservation period.”

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