if salt is a natural preservative why does it have a use by date?!
also how much can you put into preserving food? i.e can you keep on adding to a stew or something to keep it fresh or?
I've never seen "best before" dates on salt. It's a chemical compound (yes, even the expensive ones) that's pretty stable, as long as you store it properly it won't change over time....The only number on salt that I have seen is the lot number on the bottom...
If there is a date.those dates might be he expiration dates of the packaging's integrity, e.g., ability to keep moisture out, etc. to hold the salt in its original condition..not sure...................
Salt does not go bad. The 'Sell by' date is there because of lawsuit-happy people, who would sue if their soup tasted 'off'.
No, you cannot "keep on adding to a stew or something to keep it fresh or?".
It is for quality not because it will spoil.
And NO you cannot keep adding it to stew and such. It wouldn't take much before it would be inedible.
Because it's natural! DOH!!
People have a use by date too, we all die. (expect Chucky boy) So why should salt be eternal? Think smart -_-
Salt can be thousands of years old Ciera...
I think because they are required to, or it has been processed. I really don't know I want to know too.