There are three reference points located on the top left-hand side of our labels on our bottles, the top of our tins, and the back of olive oil and date pouches. P = the date of Production (month/day/year). E = the Product Expiration date (month/day/year). L = Lot number. This Product expiration date reflects our estimate of when your olive oil might be expected to start “going bad.”

Because our olive oils are a natural fruit juice, grown and packed without preservatives, the actual usable life can vary. Under ideal storage conditions, your olive oil may last beyond the indicated Product Expiration date. Under unfavorable storage conditions such as prolonged exposure to air, light, or heat, it’s possible the olive oil could go bad beforehand.

We recommend using your olive oil or consuming your dates before the Product Expiration date. Please remember that all olive oil is best when used within the first three months of the date opened. We also recommend that you smell and taste the olive oil each time you use it, as you would for any other perishable food product. This is your best guide for freshness. We recommend storing your olive oil tightly capped in a cool dark place to keep it as fresh as possible. Please see our olive oil storage tips for more information.