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Clarification on Expiration Date: Pendleton Barbecue Sauce

Submitted by on March 20, 2013 – 6:14 pm

Subject: Confusing Best Buy Date on Pendleton Barbecue Sauces

Dear Valued Customers,

In an effort to clarify our Best Buy date and to eliminate some confusing information we wanted to provide clarification to the existing coding on Pendleton Original and Mesquite BBQ sauces.

Our current code date is comprised of 3 main sections as follows:
Codedate

Example: 13043 BEST BUY 0215 12:16

The 13043 is our internal date of manufacture based on the Julian calendar for the given production year. In this example the product was produced on 43rd day of 2013 – hence 13043 – with 13 being the year and 043 being the day of that year.

The BEST BUY 0215 represents the 2 year expiration date based on the month and year of production.

The 12:15 represents the time of day (in military form) that the unit was produced.
It is this time stamp that is causing confusion and the reason we are addressing it here. It is reasonable for people to become confused by the time stamp and assume that the hour in military time (12 in this example) represents the year and that the expiration date is 02-15-12. Please be assured that this is not the case.

Effective immediately we have changed our coding methods to remove any potential confusion. The new method will be as follows using the example above:

13043 12:16 BESTBUY0215.

By placing the BESTBUY date at the end of the code we are confident that any confusion we be remedied.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused and very much appreciate your continued support.

Thank you,

David F. Gee
Founder, Oregon Growers & Shippers, LLC

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