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The open date shall be printed, stamped, embossed, perforated, or otherwise shown on the package or the label on the package or the labeling accompanying the perishable food in such a manner that it can be easily read, shall be separated from other information or lettering so as to be clearly visible to the prospective purchaser, shall not be superimposed on any other required information, shall not be obscured by any other information, price tag, printing, or lettering, and shall not be placed on the surface on which the package usually rests during display except when dating equipment or methods are not available to place the open date on an exposed surface of the package as required herein. When the open date is shown on the bottom of the package, a label statement such as "See bottom of the package for the pull date" or other equivalent phrasing shall be shown conspicuously on an exposed surface of the package.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.783

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013