Do you eat food past it's expiration date?

@snowy22315 (52762)
United States
April 26, 2017 2:53pm CST
Some expiration dates are kind of just a guideline. Milk and yogurt for example is generally good a week or more past their expiration date..notice I said GENERALLY...this is not always the case! To me if food does not noticeably look, smell or taste bad I will eat it past the date. I am pushing 60 and haven't been food poisoned yet! What about you?
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• Peoria, Arizona
26 Apr 17
As long as it doesn't smell bad or growing mold then yes haha We get a lot of food that is past expiration dates and learned that almond milk and soy egg nog last a long time haha
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
Yeah, almond milk is shelf stable, but they recommend refrigerating it when it's open. I just bought some yesterday. I decided I should probably drink a bit more of it
• Peoria, Arizona
30 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I love almond so much haha especially since I recently found out I have developed a slight lactose intolerance. But yeah, expired food really doesn't bother me as long as it won't make me sick like anything rotten, spoiled, or molding
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@DesirousDreamer I saw some turkey bacon in the fridge this morning..since I went to Costco yesterday I now have a big vat of organic spring greens I have to use up. I was thinking of BLT's.for lunch.even though the turkey bacon claimed it was good until the 25th..I didn't like all the slime it had on it..and decided not to use it..
@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
26 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I eat things liked bread if it doesn't have mold on it. But milk I get a new bottle after two days. I have a bottle that is due April 30, and since I am going out tomorrow I will get a new container and eat lots of cereal! With eggs, my sister said they keep up to a week after!
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
28 Apr 17
I usually drink milk before it reaches its expire date anyway.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I just use milk to make scrambled eggs. But going to have to eat some cereal which I have a lot of it. I am going to try and finish my older bottle. My sister says I can drink it till a week after the expiration date. She does that, and she is still alive, so I will try it
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
28 Apr 17
@Marty1 You will be fine!
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 17
I will eat it slightly past its expiry date but it does depend on what it is.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
27 Apr 17
and how good it is! lol, or how much it cost to begin with!
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 17
@snowy22315 Yes. All of those facts come into consideration.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
27 Apr 17
@JudyEv Yess!!!! Some foods seem like they are good forever like those with a lot of salt in, the others..not so much!
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@JohnRoberts (63082)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Apr 17
It depends how far from the date. If a cookie doesn't taste stale. But you wan to avoid products that can develop mold.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
My guess is you would notice any mold that would be harmful, of course I could be wrong about this.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
28 Apr 17
No, never. I don't take them.... I get stomach problem
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
28 Apr 17
OK then you should not..lol
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
28 Apr 17
@snowy22315 hehe yes
@jstory07 (69904)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Apr 17
I do not want to take the chance of food poisoning so no I will not eat anything pass the expired date.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
There are defintely some who feel that way.
@marguicha (102190)
• Chile
26 Apr 17
I let my taste buds and my nose say whether it can be eoten or mot. An exception is with meds.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
Yes, we have those senses for a reason.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
26 Apr 17
I'm 63 and have never had food poisoning despite eating food years past the expiration date! So many people throw away food that's expired and buy new supplies and in those cases the expiration dates are real money makers!
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
26 Apr 17
Yes, you just have to use a little common sense. The other rule is to only keep food in your fridge for two or three days if it has been opened..umm no..With some things maybe you shouldn't keep them too long..but I have never had a problem with anything. I never eat anything that I am doubtful about however, it just isn't worth it!
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@Courtlynn (55167)
• United States
26 Apr 17
Nope. I go by the dates. Unless opened then i only eat it up to day three. I said im picky lol
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• Rijeka, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Apr 17
No! Unless... you put it in a deep ice, then it is ok, but not from the shelf or fridge, that is just gross.
@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
28 Apr 17
It's not gross if the food is still good..It is a known fact that dairy products are good like at least a week beyond their expire date.
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• Rijeka, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Apr 17
@snowy22315 if you open it, it is bad after two days, and with date expired within one day. It also depends on the temperature. The ones who live in hot climate don't have the same perks like me in moderate. I also noticed that various brands of milk last different in the same temperature. Percentage of fat is same, but they last different. Food poisoning is either very aggressive, you feel bad, sick, vomiting, but you have those 'modest' ones which can really cost you a quality of life. You have it without knowing it.