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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 02:37 AM
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Not "used meat" but bread products...

If you pay close attention, you'll see that bread products - from loafs of bread to packs of hamburger rolls - all have either a colored tie or a plastic tag holding the bag together.

What you may not notice, unless you pay REALLY close attention, is that they are color-coded. Not that there's (as far as I can tell) any industry standard, but bread from one set of baking has a certain color tag or tie (let's say "white") - bread baked in another batch with a different expiration date has a different tag (let's say "blue").

So if you're digging through the bread collection and are looking for the "newest" (freshest) release of bread, just look for one of each color. All the ones with the same colored tag will have the same expiration date. What you want to do is find a different colored tag or tie, and check the date on that.

Just something I've noticed over the years...

- t
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 03:15 AM
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1. Great info. Thankie.
:hi:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 02:25 PM
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2. Old bread is great stuff
and I used to get it from the old bread store to turn into croutons, bread crumbs, bread puddings, pain perdu, and all sorts of other things that fresh bread doesn't do very well.

Old balloon bread isn't useful for much of anything, alas. Stick to the specialty breads and you'll do much better.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 05:17 PM
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3. I just was referring to daily bread

wheat bread, white bread, rye, burger or hot dog rolls, whatever.

Years ago I would check each trying to find the date when I finally noticed the ones with different dates had different color ties. It's not a practice by local bakeries, but for any major manufacturer of bread products they all seem to follow the practice (I don't know if there's any formal color scheme - I haven't worked that hard to figure that part out - but I do know that they all seem to use different ties on different batches - which makes sense if you think about it. Makes it easier for them and their distributors too. Put the greens in back, move the reds and then the white's forward - so they can rotate their stock easily.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:15 AM
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4. Yeah, the colors do make it faster
to rotate stock instead of trying to read that little black print.

How you feeling today? :hug:
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:45 PM
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7. Not well

but thanks for asking

I'm transferring my case to another cancer center. The one I'm at doesn't have their communication act together, although I assume the individual docs are all excellent, but now now I have apparently another life-threatening condition over and above the cancer that I'm just finding about now.

C&B is pretty much one of my very small handfuls of mental refuges.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:52 PM
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8. I really, really hope
they can do something soon about the platelet issue. I'm glad you are taking the bull by the horns where your treatment is concerned.

I'm glad, too, that we can provide you a little refuge here. :hug:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:31 PM
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5. I'm planning to go up to the Oroweat store today
So I'll check the closures. I think they use plastic tabs but I never paid much attention to the color. I think most are white. But I bet I'll be surprised when I check them closely. Thanks!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:58 PM
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6. monday blue, tuesday green, thurs red, fri white, sat yellow
Edited on Tue Mar-31-09 05:03 PM by Kali
they are on some brands of tortillas too


edit: I have been carrying a little card around in my wallet for years with that code on it (and usually forget to even look) - I have no idea where I got it, but Snopes says yes they use colors but different manufacturers use different codes. http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/breadtag.asp
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