Although this may seem like a low-cost alternative, materials like this can leave behind a sticky residue that is difficult to remove and can harbor bacteria.
Suddenly, visions of past problems of spinach and danced in my head. Department of Agriculture (USDA) required product manufacturers to print a simple sentence on each product, maybe something like: "If you consume this product after this date, you're gonna regret it." But surprisingly, the federal government does not have a nationwide food-dating system in place.
There I was, a grown man staring at that "use by" date and thinking, "Will eating this mean a trip to the emergency room? Millions of consumers experience the confusion of product dating, primarily because it confusing. Except for infant formula and some baby food, USDA regulations do not generally require product dating.
By providing dedicated spaces for writing the product name, the date and time when it was prepared, and the use-by date and time, Cambro food rotation labels make it easy for staff to know what is being stored in a container and by when it can be safely used.
There is also a day-of-the-week indicator along the bottom, so staff members can tell at a glance on which day the food was prepared, and a place for the employee in charge of labeling the container to write his or her initials.