In October we posted an article on the blog explaining why several years ago Seagate switched to stamping our supplement products with the manufactured date (MFG) and discontinued the expiration date (EXP) stamp on our labels.
Basically this was done at the request of an FDA inspector visiting the plant where our supplement were bottled. Rather than fight over an issue that we did not consider at the time to be significant, we went along with the request. As each supplement product came up on the schedule for filling, we switched the date stamp to MFG.
However this slowly became a nightmare. So many people were used to expiration dating, that they just assumed that the products having a MFG date of last month meant that they expired.
This did not change the longevity of the products. It was just a technical issue. However, MFG stamped on the supplement labels had become a giant headache for everyone. Every day we had customers calling our office confused. Even our wholesale distributors including Amazon were confusing the MFG date and mistakenly assumed the products were expired.
Therefore we made the decision as of January 1, 2015 to go back to EXP dating on each supplement product as each one comes up for refilling. End of problem … and we’ll just deal with the inspectors when they next come and visit.
Sometimes night dives can be a lot more interesting than during the day. The fish are a lot more docile and can be approached more easily. In the photo above, you might be able to see 2 red fish asleep in the middle part of the picture, lying on top of the wreck. But a night dive can also be a bit spooky because you are only able to see where your light is pointing. Everything else is pitch black. You can sense that things are swimming nearby, but you cannot see them. There is also no point of reference. So the use of a compass to find your way back to shore or to a boat is essential. Many divers have gotten themselves into trouble swimming in the opposite direction in the dark, away from where they should have headed. Some panic and drown. Others realize the mistake and slowly swim back to shore or to the boat. Darwin’s natural selection comes into play, not with the fish,who always know where they are, but with the divers.