[attachment=0:18ue2a94]CloroxPkg.jpg[/attachment:18ue2a94]I have noticed something on the 3-bottle package of Clorox at Sam's Club. The 3-digit code circled on the attached image appears to correlate with the ordinal day of the year. Note the 144 that is circled in red. I purchased this package about a month ago. If this number is in fact the ordinal day of the year, it would indicate that this was packaged in late May. I have noticed that this code has incremented on subsequent packages I have purchased. I have a few other packages purchased two weeks ago where this code reads 158. Most recent package (purchased last week) is up to 164. Given this trend, it seems plausible that this code may represent the ordinal date when the bottles were packaged.
Has anyone else noticed this? I'm going to keep an eye on this throughout the year and see if this trend continues.