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Expiration date convention in Switzerland

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In switzerland, when the expiry date is 07.10.11 does it always mean 7th of October or can it ever refer to 10th of July ? The product is an energy gel (by Sponser).

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Old 31.05.2011, 05:27
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In switzerland, when the expiry date is 07.10.11 does it always mean 7th of October
Yes or are you talking about a specialty product that was imported from somewhere else..?
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Re: Expiration date convention in Switzerland

I would guess that sell by date format should follow the normal date protocol as used here: DD/MM/YY, although it is possible that imported (e.g. from US) goods may not conform to this, but maybe to avoid confusion the month can sometimes written as a word.
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Legally supposed to be DD/MM/YY. I believe the US is pretty well the only country that does it backwards.

For energy gel I wouldn't worry about it anyway - that stuff keeps pretty well forever.
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In switzerland, when the expiry date is 07.10.11 does it always mean 7th of October or can it ever refer to 10th of July ? The product is an energy gel (by Sponser).

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Yes, it does always mean the 7th of October. Sponser is a Swiss product...and even if it were imported, it would have to comply with the standard commonly used here.
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In switzerland, when the expiry date is 07.10.11 does it always mean 7th of October or can it ever refer to 10th of July ? The product is an energy gel (by Sponser).

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The first figure in Continental Europe, including Switzerland, always is the DAY, the second figure always the month.
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