Expiration Dates

RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,996
edited May 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
Technically, some foods are still edible after the date. Do you follow them? Or do you go by the 'Look and Smell' test?

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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    edited May 2013
    chuck it....

    i won't eat anything past code.
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  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 Posts: 12,511
    it's always good until next Tuesday
  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 11,125
    Look and smell :oops: :P
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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    the other day, a certain someone that shall remain nameless, ate a strawberry with a little mold on it.

    for the next 8 hours, all i heard was, i ate mold....i ate mold.
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    I learned the hard way to pay attention to the ones on Drug Bottles, old medicine will get you sick.
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 5,695
    It depends on what it is, and how long past.
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 3,683
    depends on the item but mostly stick with the date.
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,996
    81" said:
    the other day, a certain someone that shall remain nameless, ate a strawberry with a little mold on it.

    for the next 8 hours, all i heard was, i ate mold....i ate mold.
    I hope the nameless person doesn't eat blue cheese, or mushrooms...
    MayDay10" said:
    It depends on what it is, and how long past.
    like? Like I have a canister of Lipton tea that expired 2 years ago...there is no mold since it's dried leaves...would you use it or toss it?
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 5,695
    tea would probably be fine with me.

    Dairy, real perishibles, no.

    Condiments like catsup, mustard, etc, probably (within reason)

    Things in a jar like jalapenos, pickles would be fine too.
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    I eat expired food all the time... stale it out at work and take it home

    It's probably the cheapest thing I do.
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,996
    peacefrompaul" said:
    I eat expired food all the time... stale it out at work and take it home

    It's probably the cheapest thing I do.
    yeah, I was watching some 'investigative report' and grocery stores aren't required to 'rotate stock', they have a right to sell expired food, there aren't any laws against it.
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    RKCNDY" said:
    [quote="peacefrompaul"]I eat expired food all the time... stale it out at work and take it home

    It's probably the cheapest thing I do.
    yeah, I was watching some 'investigative report' and grocery stores aren't required to 'rotate stock', they have a right to sell expired food, there aren't any laws against it.[/quote]

    Damn those grocery stores I guess.
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  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 11,125
    In Germany there are some bigger chain supermarkets that give you 5 euros per find if you spot expired food in their shelves.

    I cannot eat lemon yogurt anymore because I once had an expired one. The mould looked so disgusting that it is forever engrained in my brain. So yeah, I do go by smell and looks, but I am very critical. No mold. No stinky sea stuff. Pickles and tea are fine.
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  • Digital TwilightDigital Twilight Posts: 5,634
    By look, feel and smell. Expiration dates often mean nothing and most foods are OK to eat past the dates, it just gets you buying more food and saves them from frivolous law suits.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 7,612
    Leezestarr313" said:
    Look and smell
    +1


    I once watched a documentary about a big chain supermarket in Japan (can't remember names) that every two hours has its personnel throw food products away because - according to them - of the expiration date. :o So don't believe these things. I guess all these things are related to population and the ingredients of some products (they use to put a lot of preservatives in our food these days). ;)
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  • I pay little attention to them and just go by the look/smell and then taste.

    Good examples:
    Condiments
    Almost anything in a can that was put there this century
    My dad (sorry, couldn't resist, I used to tell him he outlived his expiration date when he made it more than a year past the doctor's estimate)

    Bad examples:
    A number of things that have made me retch when I looked closely at them and then sniffed.
    (Milk being the primary)
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  • EnkiduEnkidu Posts: 1,760
    F Me In The Brain" said:
    I pay little attention to them and just go by the look/smell and then taste.

    Good examples:
    Condiments
    Almost anything in a can that was put there this century
    My dad (sorry, couldn't resist, I used to tell him he outlived his expiration date when he made it more than a year past the doctor's estimate)

    Bad examples:
    A number of things that have made me retch when I looked closely at them and then sniffed.
    (Milk being the primary)
    I'm paranoid about milk. After pouring a glass and taking a big gulp - only to realize it had gone bad. And yeah, it was past the expiration date.
  • Enkidu" said:
    [quote="F Me In The Brain"]I pay little attention to them and just go by the look/smell and then taste.

    Good examples:
    Condiments
    Almost anything in a can that was put there this century
    My dad (sorry, couldn't resist, I used to tell him he outlived his expiration date when he made it more than a year past the doctor's estimate)

    Bad examples:
    A number of things that have made me retch when I looked closely at them and then sniffed.
    (Milk being the primary)
    I'm paranoid about milk. After pouring a glass and taking a big gulp - only to realize it had gone bad. And yeah, it was past the expiration date.[/quote]

    I watched my brother one time pour a bunch of expired milk onto his cereal and get the spoon to his mouth before he smelled it. Looked like cottage cheese. I laughed so hard I cried.
    (We were teenagers, I would tell him not to eat it now. :lol: )
    The smallest oceans still get....big, big waves

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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    F Me In The Brain" said:
    I watched my brother one time pour a bunch of expired milk onto his cereal and get the spoon to his mouth before he smelled it. Looked like cottage cheese. I laughed so hard I cried.
    (We were teenagers, I would tell him not to eat it now. :lol: )
    i'd still let him eat it.
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  • supersonicyearssupersonicyears Posts: 2,619
    Cottage cheese today best by: May 10. It was still fresh. Milk,even if the date is good, I still smell it first. It only takes one time for that to happen.
    I once bought a pizza from a grocery store took it off the cardboard bottom to place in the oven and the whole bottom was covered in mold. :sick:
    Chips and pretzels etc. last way past the expiration date listed.
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 1,891
    RKCNDY" said:
    [quote="81"]the other day, a certain someone that shall remain nameless, ate a strawberry with a little mold on it.

    for the next 8 hours, all i heard was, i ate mold....i ate mold.
    I hope the nameless person doesn't eat blue cheese, or mushrooms...
    MayDay10" said:
    It depends on what it is, and how long past.
    like? Like I have a canister of Lipton tea that expired 2 years ago...there is no mold since it's dried leaves...would you use it or toss it?[/quote]

    Tea should be fine. neverheard of a canister of lipton tho i'm assuming loose tea? i'd say make a cup to test it. two years seems like a stretch but i KNOW i've got teabags that are over 3 years old in the kitchen... there's no expiration date on the box, i still use them and they're fine.
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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 11,179
    I keep expiry dates in mind when it comes to eggs and especially dairy. Everything else I get is fresh.
    But yeah, expired dairy is dumped a few days after I buy it...except for quality cheese!
  • mikalinamikalina Posts: 7,089
    I always go by the expiration date... I just don't want to take any chances and get sick :P
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  • 81" said:
    [quote="F Me In The Brain"]I watched my brother one time pour a bunch of expired milk onto his cereal and get the spoon to his mouth before he smelled it. Looked like cottage cheese. I laughed so hard I cried.
    (We were teenagers, I would tell him not to eat it now. :lol: )
    i'd still let him eat it.[/quote]
    :lol:
    Well, maybe!
    The smallest oceans still get....big, big waves

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