Better safe than sorry.
Best before date and PAO on cosmetics.
Ban on destruction
Many products are destroyed as new.
While the destruction of returned goods from online retailing is now making big waves in the media, the number of unreported cases of products that can no longer be marketed due to their short shelf life, is even higher. These goods do not appear in statistics, but “disappear” from companies just as unnoticed as they were produced. Although it is very difficult to obtain official information on this, the proportion of products destroyed can be conservatively estimated at between 10 and 20 percent.