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Do food expiration dates really mean anything?

By Hilary Meyer, May 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

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Hilary asks: Do you eat food past its expiration date?

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yes

Anonymous

09/25/2013 - 8:37pm

no

Anonymous

10/02/2013 - 9:07pm

the cookies that my friend gave to me says that it will expire on january 1 2014.. i have eaten my cookies january 3.. do you think its not unsafe??

Anonymous

01/02/2014 - 9:01am

This article for food expiration is extremely conservative. Milk can be consumed long after it curdles, but it will taste terrible. Cheese will mold on the surface, but underneath it is still safe to eat. Even rotten meat can be eaten if cooked properly, but it won't taste good. Just remember that expired foods must be cooked thoroughly, and mold should never be consumed.

Anonymous

01/23/2014 - 3:55pm

Yes I do

Anonymous

02/10/2014 - 12:56am

Yes I do and I have been since I have organic food or no preservative food that last longer than expired date. Milk last almost a week after expired before I either finished it or almost empty when I noticed thick cream like as I know it's expired. My loaf of bread last longer up to 2 weeks because I kept then in dark pantry with air tight.

Anonymous

04/01/2014 - 9:53pm

Always

Anonymous

04/02/2014 - 1:38am

I have a huge phobia of food going past its date I rarely eat it if it goes on the same day I want it!
I also dont no how people can eat a bought cooked chicken the next day when it says eat same day on the label

Anonymous

04/02/2014 - 1:28pm

This is interesting, thanks.

Anonymous

11/02/2014 - 4:50pm

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