New York City Health Department officials are considering dropping a secondary "sell by in NYC" date currently required on all milk cartons sold within the city. This date was originally intended to prevent distributors from reselling milk returned from larger supermarkets to smaller stores such as bodegas and delis but is now outdated.

Once the city-specific "sell by" date is dropped, consumers and stores will be able to rely on the singular generic "sell by" date on the carton, extending the milk's sale window by eight days.

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