The production code date is located on the top or bottom of each package near the BEST BY date. It’s a combination of numbers and a letter (i.e. 103M8 04 1 07:50 or V11818).
As an example, your box may be stamped as follows:
103M2 04 1 07:50
103 = Julian Date (103rd day of the year)
M2= is the plant code and year produced
04= is the packaging line number
1= Boil-in-Bag line number
07:50 = is the time (in military time = 750am)
To assure the best quality and flavor, we recommend that you use this product within two years of the date stamped.