You surely wouldn't eat it, would you?

@LeaPea2417 (21928)
Toccoa, Georgia
July 25, 2017 1:28pm CST
I know someone who has a big freezer and gave someone they knew some food from their freezer. The person who received it was shocked because after they got home and really started looking at some of the food, some of the dates were really past the expiration date. For example: a box of pancake mix had a March 2009 expiration date. A never opened sealed pack of macaroni and cheese had a 2013 expiration date and some Rotini noodles had a 2011 expiration date. The person received it recently this year. Even though these foods had been never opened and stored in a freezer, they were scared to eat them and threw them away. I would have thrown them away too. Those dates are way too old even though the food was frozen. What do you say?
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
25 Jul 17
I think that we must check well before giving food to others. I would have thrown those foods away too. This family could have got food poisoning if they hadn't checked the expiry date.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree, they definitely could have gotten sick.
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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
25 Jul 17
Way too old! My grandmother and her "boyfriend" are hoarders when it comes to food and donthat withnice cream and meats. And can goods. So gross.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree, I am not sure what they are thinking to keep it that long.
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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
25 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 me either
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@NJChicaa (46013)
• United States
25 Jul 17
hell to the no on that stuff
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree!
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@andriaperry (58368)
• United States
25 Jul 17
No I would not eat that either. I have a limit on frozen foods because they tend to freezer burn and that is not a good taste. My veggies, if sealed with a vacuum sealer, I will keep over a year. Meat not that long. What people do not understand is that when a product has the expiration date of 2009, that means it was made 4 -5 years earlier.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
Yes, that is true, they have been made 4 to 5 years earlier.
@RasmaSandra (19615)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jul 17
Yes they should not have been kept frozen so long. On the Internet they give times for food to be frozen and I believe in year is the most.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
That is true, year at the most.
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• United States
25 Jul 17
Yes one would have to be very careful with foods given. It is often the case here in food banks and churches..foods that are years past the expiration date. Poison.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree, old food could make a person sick.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 17
I don't eat expired food. Mom keep all the edible foods, medication up to date. Even one day before expire, mom throw the food already.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jul 17
That is wise to throw it away when it is expired.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 Don't wanna end up at hospital for eating an expired food
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jul 17
@Tracy04 I agree.
• United States
25 Jul 17
I say why did they keep mac/cheese packs in the freezer to begin with? There is no point putting things like that in a freezer. I certainly wouldn't eat any of that stuff. They need to do some research on freezing food and shelf life.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree. I guess they thought freezing it would double the shelf life of mac and cheese. They do need to take a lesson on shelf life and frozen food storage.
@JohnRoberts (62754)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul 17
Always best top toss long expired foods. Don't chance it.
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jul 17
I agree.
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