I can't seem to find a date but my cousin had bought it over the summer at a GNC and since he still hadn't used it and doesn't plan on using it, knowing that i needed some, he gave it to me. I was with him when he bought it so i know he isnt fooling around. Its Ultimate Nutrition ProStar 100% Whey Protein Platinum Series 5lbs Strawberry. All the numbers that I could find are the UPC code and a code on the bottom that says 11 4244. I had two shakes from it already and it doesn't taste completely disgusting. I already contacted Ultimate Nutrition to see if they could tell me anything.
The number at the bottom is probably the lot number and usually the date is a part of that but that doesn't mean you can tease out the date from it. It's probably ok if you just opened it. Protein powder of course does go bad but you should be able to smell a rancid odor from it. Yes, folks, I've checked and if you keep whey powder long enough it gets stinky. But this stuff is meant to have hell of a shelf like like anything we buy off the shelf these days. I'm thinking you're probably ok with it supposing it's not poison to begin with, lol.
Actually its been opened since summer since he has had a few shakes from it. Like I said i've had a few myself and its not something that i would automatically spit out. Thanks!
Oh well that puts it on more shakey ground (get it?) but probably if it were bad the worse you could expect would be some, ahem, gastrointestinal irregularities.