The Consumer Goods Forum, which represents over 400 retailers and manufacturers in the world, including Kellog’s, WalMart, and Nestle, announced on Wednesday their plans to standardize food date labels. Instead of using confusing labels like “sell-by,” the companies will use a uniform expiration date on perishable foods (i.e. “use by”), meaning you should throw the product away after the expiration date. On nonperishable items, they will use a standard food quality indicator (i.e. “best if used by”), meaning the product may not taste the same after the date, but it’s not unsafe to eat. The exact wording will vary based on region.