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Unread 08-31-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default What do food expiration dates really mean?

Just saw this on yahoo and thought some of you would be interested. http://green.yahoo.com/blog/care2/54...ally-mean.html
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Interesting, I never took much stock in those dates except for what is in the MIL's freezer.
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Good info. I pretty much agree with everything I read there. I use the sniff test for everything. As a wise man once told me, food looses it's flavor long before it's unsafe to eat.
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Good info. I pretty much agree with everything I read there. I use the sniff test for everything. As a wise man once told me, food looses it's flavor long before it's unsafe to eat.
Right on! Sniff test works for me too.
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The real kicker... check the expiration date.... printed on bottled water.
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Nothing beats a sniff test. I periodically get rid of stuff that that has that "off" smell YET is technically still usable according to the sale-by-date. My wife will nearly always return items if they go off before they are supposed to.
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Great article. My wife is the Sell-by police. The day of, it's gone. :(
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What's the deal with the expiration date on packaged food? It may not be what you believe. Here's the lowdown, with an eye toward saving you cash
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