The correct labelling of honey is regulated in the Honey Ordinance. One of the obligatory indications is the best-before date, or best-before date for short. With this information, the beekeeper guarantees the consumer that the honey is edible in any case until this date and retains its specific properties. The prerequisite for this is, of course, correct storage: cool, dark and dry.
For stamping the best-before date honey labels are usually provided with a small white field. Here the respective best-before date can be stamped in quite simply. The date can be applied in different variants:
1. best before date less than three months: best before date must be specified to the day (“at least best before day/month/year“)
2. best before date more than three months but not more than 18 months: “best before end of month/year“.
3. best before date more than 18 months: The best before date may only be indicated with the year (“best before end of year at least“).