The Julian date represents the date the product was made. Canned product is good for three years. Frozen product is good for 18 months.

 

Day of Year Chart

First column within each month is for regular years. The second is for leap years: 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.