At least this is from the network that doesn't cost you $1B a year

Yes, Virginia, CTV News and the Canadian Press have dedicated an article to explaining a basic fact about best-before-dates...namely, they're about 75% marketing and 25% honesty.

Best-before dates, sometimes called durable-life dates, are required on food with a shelf life of less than 90 days, like milk. Products with an expected shelf life of more than 90 days, like canned tomatoes and dry pasta, need not be labelled because the dates are not tied into safety.
That sounds like somebody who has never had a thing of ketchup for so long it turned into the colour of BBQ sauce, or a jar of Thousand Island dressing that ended up looking more like Russian dressing, or Kraft Dinner that was so old it got infested by weevils.