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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?


This is interesting, thanks.


11/02/2014 - 4:50pm

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


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04/02/2014 - 1:38am

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.


04/01/2014 - 9:53pm

Yes I do


02/10/2014 - 12:56am

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.


01/23/2014 - 3:55pm

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??


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09/25/2013 - 8:37pm

my family and i eat 90% expired food.we have never been sick.being we consume food every day you would think you could tell good food from certainly smart enough to make my own judgment on what i eat -if its good or bad .my opinion im way better than the government in deciding whats good to eat.people are pretty stupid that go out of there way to bitch at the homeless -for getting canned goods from there garbage.being homeless doesnt mean they are so stupid they dont hnoe what to eat,kevoin


09/21/2013 - 6:25pm

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