What about the code on individual packets of Quaker Snacks?
Most Quaker Snack bars have a 6 or an 8 month recommended shelf life. While boxes of Quaker Snacks display the "Best Before" dates on the outer packaging, individual packets of Quaker Snacks generally display either a Best Before date or a code representing the manufacturing date.
An example of a manufacturing code is: 12H10C.
12 = 2012
H = the production facility
10 = 10th day of the month
C = March
Starting at the left side, the number 12 indicates the year the product was made, that is 2012.
The first letter identifies our production facility.
The next two numbers represent the day of the month, and the last letter signifies the month of the year with January = A, February = B, March = C and so forth.
The last numbers or letters represent additional plant information.
The manufacturing code referenced above indicates product made March 10, 2012.