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How do I read the date code?

How do I read the date code

How do I read Super Lube® Date (Batch) Codes?

 


Effective November 6th 2013, the format of the Julian Code will change to a 5 digit code in order to more closely conform to California and OTC regulations. The digits will represent the date as follows:

YYDDD meaning, the first two digits represent the last two digits of the year of manufacture, and the remaining three digits represent the day of the year of manufacture, beginning with January first as day 001. For example, February 13, 2012 would be expressed as 12044 in Julian Code, since it is the 44th day of the year in 2012.

In addition to the Julian Code there is an "Alpha" and "2 additional digits" that identify the product's lot number for traceability purposes.

The full code may read as 12044 B01 with the digits "01" referencing the lot number, and the "B" referencing the Month of manufacture.

Earlier codes were as follows:

Effective February 13, 2012 Synco Chemical Corporation incorporated the Julian Code in order to comply with California and other requirements.

The Code at that time, consisted of four numeric digits that defined the year and date of manufacture. The first digit represented the last digit in the year of manufacture, and the remaining three digits represented the day of the year of manufacture beginning with January first as day 001.

For example, February 13, 2012 would be expressed as 2044 in Julian Code, since it is the 44th day of the year in 2012.

In addition to the Julian Code there is an "Alpha" and "2 additional digits" that identify the product's lot number for traceability purposes.

The full code may read as 2044 B01 with the digits "01" referencing the lot number, and the "B" referencing the Month of manufacture.


 Prior to February 13, 2012 an alpha / numeric code was used.

The alpha / numeric code is interpreted as follows:

The first digit (the first two digits, after January 2010) is numeric and defined the last digit(s) of the year of manufacture.

The next digit is alpha and defined the month of the year, starting with January as the letter "A", February as "B", etc.

The next digit is a "Z" and has no significance.

The remaining four digits identified the product's lot number for traceability purposes.

For example, February 2012 would be expressed as 12BZ7001 with the digits 7001 referencing the lot number.

 

 

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