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plennis

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 07:22:49 am »
Also how was it stored, if in the freezer I do not even look at the expiration date.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 08:59:18 am »
Most of the time I try to use by expiration date

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 02:51:41 pm »
Most people do not  know this, But as the manufactors are canning the items  and or bottling them  they will use  several  dates on them as the months of  produce are canned,  Does not mean  the  food  has expired but it is time to  move the old cans out and put in new.  Health inspectors say  most is good for  5 years although most  never last that  long.  They  check us all of the time at the Ministry.  we will not put out  badly dented, bulging or rusted cans at all. And our  baby food is  constantly being   checked, We never  give any away that has  expired. we dump it into containers instead of putting it in the trash in case of dumpster divers.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 02:57:14 pm »
really depends on the item itself...but i have had food poisoning and it is a killer all by itself..never want that again...milk i dont do becasue of dairy allergy..haven't ate fish in 40 years due to food poisoning..but like i said it really depends on the item and how it is packed..
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Re: expiration date
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2019, 11:45:34 pm »
Yes all the time.  If it's canned as long as it's not dented it's fine. 

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2019, 02:48:43 am »
It depends. If the food is still good I would use it even if it expires. But if the food goes bad when it gets moldy and fungi then it's really bad so I throw it out.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2019, 04:26:24 am »
Most people do not  know this, But as the manufactors are canning the items  and or bottling them  they will use  several  dates on them as the months of  produce are canned,  Does not mean  the  food  has expired but it is time to  move the old cans out and put in new.  Health inspectors say  most is good for  5 years although most  never last that  long.  They  check us all of the time at the Ministry.  we will not put out  badly dented, bulging or rusted cans at all. And our  baby food is  constantly being   checked, We never  give any away that has  expired. we dump it into containers instead of putting it in the trash in case of dumpster divers.

The dates on the bottom of the can change every day by one day.  The date on the can is not when the food will go bad but the date the can is guaranteed to keep the food safe.

The food will last longer than 5 years.  Although it may change in appearance.  But if the can is not rusted or damaged it will not kill you to eat it.  Canned food lasts forever.

Of course you cannot give food away that is expired.  Although we have a bargain place here in town that sells bulk food and you have to watch because a lot of it is expired.  I am not sure how they get away with doing this.  I assume the ones that need to know are not aware.  I have seen things expired by as much as a year.

I also know there is as far as I know only one soup kitchen type place and they get a lot of food from this place so they are serving food that is expired. 

You have to dump it in ways that no one can steal it, because if someone does and gets sick they can try to sue you.  Which seems unfair when they dig thru the dumpster and get it out of there.  I worked in a retail place once and we pulled crackers off the shelf and the manager gave me a box knife and told me to slash thru the box and the bag inside before throwing it in there. 

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2019, 10:04:45 am »
Never! I won't touch the milk within a few days of the date. I'm the expiration date warden in my household. My mother on the other hand is a "just eat around the mold" type person. Bleh.
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Re: expiration date
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2019, 10:12:44 am »
Never! I won't touch the milk within a few days of the date. I'm the expiration date warden in my household. My mother on the other hand is a "just eat around the mold" type person. Bleh.

lol Most older people will cut the mold off cheese and still eat it.  I won't do that.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 09:25:30 pm »
Never! I won't touch the milk within a few days of the date. I'm the expiration date warden in my household. My mother on the other hand is a "just eat around the mold" type person. Bleh.

Some cheeses are purposely made with mold. All health sites say it's okay to eat cheese if it starts getting moldy. You just need to cut an inch off the part with the mold. <ilk is good for at least 7 days after the expiration date.
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Re: expiration date
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2019, 09:35:58 pm »
It depends on the product and if it is a "best when used by" or if it actually has an expiration date.
and how soon after the expiration date listed

Most canned goods have a best by.... 2-year date. I use it up until 4 years after the date i buy it. Most "survival" foods have a 25-year date so I figure if they have that long a time of use, then 4 years should be fine...UNLESS the cans are dented (which I never buy but hubby does-he forgets to look) or bulging AND/or have those nice convenient pop-top lids. I used those quick because you can't tell if there's a pin hole in that lets the bad guys into the food. You're friendly cash register people won't take care putting cans in a bag so they're easy to pop the top just ever so slightly.
I opened a can of tuna the other month well within the best buy date and some of the fish were black. Threw it away.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2019, 12:09:11 am »
if soda i drink after but only for a weeks worth

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2019, 05:49:37 am »
Yes - because the expiration date if for selling the product.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2019, 11:39:31 am »
No I would never use anything past the expiration date.  They put the date of products for a reason.  If you use something past the expiration date it could make you sick.

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Re: expiration date
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2019, 02:54:54 pm »
Do I ear or drink anything past the expiry date?  Of course I do, all the time!  But only after a small taste test to make sure itís still good, but yeah, I do consume last expiry dates, eggs especially, I find those donít go bad.  Cream cheese unopened even opened Iíve kept in my friedge and we have consumed couple years past expiry (I kid you not!).  We just finished some cream cheese I had opened in fridge a couple years ago, it was too expensive to throw out so we tested to see if we could use it after expiry date.  When we went to use it, it was couple years past, tested it, seemed fine, used it and had no issues, no taste difference, no sickness, it was fine.  Glad it didnít go to waste  :)

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