Advertisement

Subscribe to RSS

Do food expiration dates really mean anything?

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

  • Share

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

COMMENTS POSTEDsort icon

Sometimes I eat yogurt a few days past date: I don't even look at the date on my eggs.

Anonymous

05/04/2012 - 12:06pm

I really need to know about yogurt, greek yogurt. Is the date on the container the sell by date or the eat by date. It doesnt specify , its just a date no wording. if its the eat-by date, i will be throwing aaway a lot of yogurt on a regular basis.

Anonymous

05/04/2012 - 1:15pm

Yes.

Years ago there wasn't any expiration dates on food. We ate it unless it smelled bad or had a funny color to it. Thirteen of us and we never got sick or ill.

By the way, cheese with mold on it can be cut of and enjoyed.

Phil

Anonymous

05/06/2012 - 8:08pm

Today is the 27th..i just ate 5 slices of dry cured bacon with a may 5th best before date..it was delicious!

Anonymous

05/27/2012 - 6:07pm

yes i do

Anonymous

05/27/2012 - 8:28pm

I have lived in countries that do not refrigerate eggs (in the shell) at all. Is it necessary? We never experienced any ill effects from this.

Anonymous

05/30/2012 - 12:40pm

yes

Anonymous

06/29/2012 - 2:35pm

Yes, I eat a lot of canned food past their expiration date, and some packaged foods like chips past their sell vy or best by dates. The canned foods are sometimes 6 months past their recommeded date of expiration.

Anonymous

06/29/2012 - 2:40pm

Yes i eat food past its expiration date!

Anonymous

06/29/2012 - 7:36pm

yes I do...just because it has a date on it doesn't mean that it is no good...I have found canned goods and other things in my mothers attack that were a few years old and when opened they were just as fresh and good as the day she would have bought them.

Anonymous

06/29/2012 - 11:01pm

Connect With Us

20 minute dinner recipes
Advertisement

EatingWell Magazine

more smart savings
Advertisement
20 minute dinner recipes
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner