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Frequently asked questions

How old can alcohol be before you can no longer sell it over the counter? Is there a time after the best before date?

If you are a retailer I would advise you to familiarise yourself with the difference between 'Best Before' dates and 'Use By' dates as this is very important, because it is illegal to sell, or display for sale, any food past its 'Use By' date.

Further information on this subject can be found on the websites listed below, or alternatively please contact the Health Protection Section on (01933) 231972 and one of our team can give you specific advice.