Grainger has contacted the product supplier and has been advised by them of the following:
The top line of code on the bottle neck is the recommended use by date when Gatorade is at its optimal freshness and flavor versus an expiration date. Gatorade is a shelf stable product, not a perishable product like milk or juice. However, proper storage is essential to maintaining freshness for the longest period of time. Always store Gatorade in a clean, dry and cool location. Improper storage, such as exposure to high temperatures, direct sunlight, humidity, etc., may reduce the recommended shelf life of any product.
Date printed is 270 days from date of manufacture.
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