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    Default How do you check Nutri system expiration dates?

    I was on Nutrisystem from around october '08 to january '09, lost the weight kept it off, went back to real food kept it off, trouble was I had almost 2 month old worth of food with me at the the time, i thought I'd be able to slowly eat them up, I was wrong, it's july 2010, my pantry is still full with them(weight is still off), every now and then I reach in grab something and eat, and it, for the most part they did taste right, until yesterday, I reached in for a yummy white chocolate chunk cookie, and I saw what looked like cob webby mould on them(took pics of the cookie but having trouble uploading them here), I panicked brought out trash bags and bean shoving everything in, then today , I had a change of mind, and figured hey let's be rational here, let's check the expiration dates, and for the life of me I can't find them, Help, where are the expiration dates on these things, thanks

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    I have pasted this entry made by another N.S. member.


    "I called and was told most items have two letters followed by 5 numbers. The letters represent the plant where it was made. The first 2 numbers are the month, next two numbers are the day and the last number is the year the item was packaged. Each item is supposed to stay fresh 12 to 18 months. This is a packaging date system, not a best by date as listed on some products. For example AB01019, your package was made at plant AB on January 1, 2009.

    Just got off the phone with a supervisor and there is one more system of dating with the Julian date. If you have 5 numbers a space and then more number with a semicolon, then the first two numbers are the year, the next three the day of the year and the last numbers are the military time.

    For example if this was your code 07179 18:25, then your product was manufactured on the 179th day of 2007 at 6:25 p.m."


    Heres a list of the shelf lives of the food from last year that someone got from CS and posted here.(sorry I dont know who it was) Some of the food has been reformulated or discontinued. And the new foods arent on the list but it is still very helpful.

    US Product Name (Updated 03-13-2009) Shelf Life (months)

    Breakfasts
    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal-Naturally and Artificially Flavored 12
    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Reformulated)
    Apple Granola Bar 9
    Apple Granola Bar- (Reformulated)
    Apple Strudel Bar 12
    Apple Strudel Scone 6
    Apple Strudel Scone (Reformulated)
    Berries & Multigrain Flakes 9 to 12
    Blueberry Muffin 6+
    Blueberry Flavored Pancake Mix 12 TO 24
    Blueberry Flavored Pancake Mix (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Naturally and Artificially Flavored 9
    Chocolate Chip Granola Bar (reformulated)
    Chocolate Chip Scone 6
    Chocolate Chip Scone (Reformulated)
    Cinnamon Bun Bar 6
    Cinnamon Swirl Granola Bar 12
    Cinnamon Swirl Granola Bar (Reformulated)
    Cluster Crunch Cereal 9 to 12
    Cranberry Granola Bar 9
    Cranberry Granola Bar (Reformulated)
    Cranberry Orange Pastry 6
    Cranberry Orange Pastry (Reformulated)
    Egg Frittata 9
    Harvest Nut Bar 6
    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins 6
    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Reformulated)
    Lowfat Granola Cereal 12
    Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal 12
    Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (Reformulated)
    NutriCinnamon Squares Cereal 12
    NutriCinnamon Squares Cereal (Reformulated)
    NutriFlakes Cereal - 40% Bran Flakes 9
    NutriFrosted Crunch Cereal 12
    NutriFrosted Crunch Cereal (Reformulated)
    Pancake Mix 12
    Pancake Mix (Reformulated)
    Peanut Butter Granola Bar 12
    Peanut Butter Granola Bar (Reformulated)
    Scrambled Eggs 9
    Scrambled Eggs (Reformulated)
    Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese 9
    Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese (Reformulated)
    Scrambled Eggs with Veggie Sausage Crumble 9
    Scrambled Eggs with Veggie Sausage Crumble (Reformulated)

    Lunches
    Beans & Ham Soup 15
    Black Bean Tortilla Soup 12
    Black Bean Tortilla Soup (Reformulated)
    Black Beans and Rice 12
    Black Beans and Rice (Reformulated)
    Cheese Tortellini 18
    Cheesy HomeStyle Potatoes 9
    Cheesy HomeStyle Potatoes (Reformulated)
    Chicken A La King 18
    Chicken and Barley Stew 18
    Chicken and Barley Stew (Reformulated)
    Chicken and Pasta in Cacciatore Sauce 18
    Chicken Noodle Soup 18
    Chicken Salad 12 to 18
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar 9 to 12
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Raspberry Bar 9 to 12
    Chocolate Raspberry Bar (Reformulated)
    Fettucini Alfredo 12
    Fettucini Alfredo (reformulated)
    Fudge Graham Bar 9 to 12
    Fudge Graham Bar (Reformulated)
    Hearty Minestrone Soup 12
    Hearty Minestrone Soup (reformulated)
    Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables 18
    Pasta Parmesan with Broccoli 12
    Pasta Parmesan with Broccoli (reformulated)
    Pasta with Beef 18
    Red Beans, Rice, Sausage
    Split Pea Soup 12
    Split Pea Soup (Reformulated)
    Tomato and Corn Chowder 18
    Vegetable Beef Soup 18

    Dinners
    BBQ Sauce over Beef, Beans and Rice 12 to 18
    Beef and Mushroom Gravy with Pasta 12 to 18
    Beef and Mushroom Gravy with Pasta (Reformulated)
    Beef/Noodles Teriyaki Sauce
    Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables & Gravy 12
    Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables & Gravy (Reformulated)
    Beef Tacos 18
    Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce 12 to 18
    Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce (Reformulated)
    Cheese Ravioli with Basil Tomato Sauce 12 to 18
    Chicken Breast Patty 12
    Chicken Pasta Parmesan 12 to 18
    Chicken Pasta Parmesan (Reformulated)
    Chicken with Almonds, Rice and Vegetables 12 to 18
    Chicken with Dumplings 12
    Chili with Beans 18
    Flame Broiled Beef Patty - Cooked 18
    Flatbread Pizza 9
    Flatbread Pizza (Reformulated)
    Florentine Sauce with Chicken Fettuccini 12
    Grilled Chicken Breast
    Green Pepper Steak with Rice 12
    Hearty Beef Stew 18
    Hearty Beef Stew (Reformulated)
    Homestyle Beef w/ Mashed Potaotes and Gravy
    HomeStyle Chicken Noodles with Gravy 12 to 18
    HomeStyle Chicken Noodles with Gravy (Reformulated)
    Lasagna with Meat Sauce Textured Vegetable Protein Added 12 to 18
    Lemon Butter Sauce with Chicken and Noodles 12
    Lemon Butter Sauce with Chicken and Noodles (Reformulated)
    Macaroni & Cheese 12
    Macaroni & Cheese with Beef 12
    Macaroni & Cheese with Beef (Reformulated)
    Mashed Potatoes with Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce 12
    Mushroom Gravy with Rice and Salisbury Steak 12
    Mushroom Risotto 12 to 18
    Oriental Steak/Green Pepper
    Pasta Fagioli 12 to 18
    Pasta Fagioli (Reformulated)
    Pasta Primavera with Tofu 12 to 18
    Rotini with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce 12 to 18
    Sourdough Pizza
    Sourdough Pizza (Reformulated)
    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
    Stroganoff Sauce with Beef and Noodles 12
    Stroganoff Sauce with Beef and Noodles (Reformulated)
    Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Tender Beef with Vegetables 12
    Tender Beef with Vegetables (Reformulated)
    Teriyaki Sauce, Rice, Beef and Vegetables 12
    Thick Crust Pizza 6
    Thick Crust Pizza (Reformulated)
    Thin Crust Pizza with Cheese 6
    Three Cheese Pasta with Chicken 12
    Three Cheese Pasta with Chicken (Reformulated)
    Turkey Tetrazzini
    Vegetable Fajita 9
    Vegetable Fajita (Reformulated)
    Vegetable Lasagna with Basil Tomato Sauce 12 to 18
    Vegetarian Chili 18
    Wedged Potatoes with Sliced Beef Steak 12 to 18
    Wedged Potatoes with Sliced Beef Steak (Reformulated)
    Zesty Cajun Style Chicken and Sausage with Brown Rice 12 to 18
    Zesty Cajun Style Chicken and Sausage with Brown Rice (Reformulated)

    Desserts
    Almond Biscotti 9
    Almond Biscotti (Reformulated)
    BBQ Soy Chips 9
    BBQ Soy Chips (Reformulated)
    Blueberry Lemon Dessert Bar TBD
    Blueberry Lemon Dessert Bar (Reformulated)
    Caramel Popcorn 14
    Cheese Puffs
    Cheese Puffs (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Cake
    Chocolate Pound Cake (reformulated)
    Chocolate Caramel Dessert Bar TBD
    Chocolate Caramel Dessert Bar (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Chip Cookie 12
    Chocolate Chip Cookie (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding 12
    Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Crunch Bar 16
    Chocolate Crunch Bar (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti 9
    Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti (Reformulated)
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar 9 to 12
    Chocolatey Nougat Bar
    Chocolatey Nougat Bar (Reformulated)
    Double Chocolate Almond Cookie 9
    Double Chocolate Almond Cookie (Reformulated)
    Fudge Brownie 6
    Fudge Brownie (reformulated)
    Golden Pound Cake
    Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks 8
    Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks (Reformulated)
    Hot Cocoa 12
    Microwaveable Chocolate Cake 9
    Milk Choc Delight Bar
    Milk Choc Delight Bar (Reformulated)
    Mint Chocolate Crunch Bar 16
    Mint Chocolate Crunch Bar (Reformulated)
    Nacho Crisps 6
    Nacho Crisps (Reformulated)
    NutriChocolates 16
    NutriChocolates (Reformulated)
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 12
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (Reformulated)
    Peanut Butter Cookie 12
    Peanut Butter Cookie (Reformulated)
    Sour Cream and Onion Soy Chips 9
    Sour Cream and Onion Soy Chips (Reformulated)
    Pretzels 8
    Pretzels (Reformulated)
    Strawberry Shortcake Bar TBD
    Strawberry Shortcake Bar (Reformulated)
    White Cheddar Soy Chips 9
    White Cheddar Soy Chips reformulated)
    White Chocolate Chunk Cookie 9
    White Chocolate Chunk Cookie (reformulated)
    Zesty Herb Snack Mix 8
    Zesty Herb Snack Mix (reformulated)
    ~Kim

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    ok, i'm holding a cookie here that says LT 07169 B, would that be manufactured, on 169th day of 2007.

    then there's the dinner with the R01139-6 EST 1992, how do you read that?

    Thanks

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    The first one (LT 07169) was packaged on July 16, 2009. - Should still be good

    I would think the second one is Jan. 13, 2009.

    You can call NS and ask, because I'm not sure what the EST 1992 would be (eastern standard time?) Most of the foods are good beyond their expiration dates as well.
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    but the first one is kind of Impossible, my last nutrisystem shipment was in january '09, and I have not gotten any shipment since then.
    Yeah I know most of these packaged foods can be good well beyond expiration dates, would just be cool to know, exactly how old, I will have to go by taste, and call perhaps, thanks

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    This is helpful. Thanks. But I don't always see numbers on the boxes except the bar code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fflashdance View Post
    but the first one is kind of Impossible, my last nutrisystem shipment was in january '09, and I have not gotten any shipment since then.
    Yeah I know most of these packaged foods can be good well beyond expiration dates, would just be cool to know, exactly how old, I will have to go by taste, and call perhaps, thanks
    I would definitely call. Who knows. Maybe what looks like a nine is a faded 8?
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