How to read the Durkee date code
The following is an example of the product code date printed on every bottle produced. The code number is found towards the bottom on one side of each bottle; black ink jet in all caps.
The first three characters indicate the day of the year the product was packed.
Example: 128 = May 7th
The fourth character is the first letter of the manufacturing location.
Example: A = Ankeny
The fifth character is the last digit of the year of the decade the product was packed.
Example: 9 = 2019
The sixth and final character indicates the work shift on which the product was packed.
Example: B = day shift
The recommended shelf life of our products is defined as the length of time we believe the product you purchase to be at optimal freshness. This does not mean that these products are not usable and safe past this time period, they simply will not be at their optimum freshness.
For optimum quality, store unopened in cool, dry conditions. Store the “red ” spices (paprika, chili pepper, cayenne pepper) refrigerated to maximize their shelf life.
|Bacon Bits, Real & Imitation||1 year|
|Bouillon Cubes||2 years|
|Dec A Cake: Other||2 years|
|Dec A Cake Rainbow Decors (tubs)||1 year|
|Dehydrated Garlic/Onion||2 years|
|Dehydrated Vegetables: Other||2 years|
|Famous Sauce||1 year|
|Food Colors||2 years|
|Liquid Smoke||2 years|
|Pure & Imitation Extracts||3 years|
|Spices, Ground||2 years|
|Spices, Whole Herbs||2 years|
|Spices, Whole Seeds||3 years|