Do you eat food after its expiry date?
By Laurel (L_B)
December 5, 2017 10:15am CST
This question was asked on one of our local radio stations yesterday and 72% of the people say that they do. For me it all depends on what it is and when the expiry date was. There are somethings that I just won't use if the date is expired but other things I have eaten and they were just fine. So do you eat food after the expiry date or best before date?
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@LoriAMoore @Happy2BeMe @JohnRoberts @infatuatedbby @Courtlynn @rubyriaz007 In Germany, charities get food from supermarkets when the expiry date has come. It's perfectly ok for some more days, also dairy products. You could feed the starving people of the world with the food that's thrown away in developing countries by uninformed people.
• United States
There are dumpster divers posting on YouTube of stores here in the United States where they toss edible food away in the trash. They could donate it to charities or whoever in need of food instead of tossing it out. It's such a waste.
I certainly do ...Yogurt for example I find is just fine a week or more after the " best by " date ....Like Jennifer says , a good sniff tells the tale .... Things with Eggs in them and meat, very rare I would though , I gotta be really hungry and the fridge and cupboards empty!!
• United States
It depends. There's a difference between "expiration" date and "best by" date (not to be confused with the electronics store Best Buy ). I will not use dairy or meat products after the expiration date. Canned food that says "best by" and it's a month or so past, I'll use that (as long as there's no offensive odor coming from the can when I open it).
• Derby, England
It depends on what it is. Having been brought up in the West Indies where we scraped ants from the sugar and sieved creatures from flour I do know food lasts a lot longer than stated on packs . Some packs are "Best Before" while others are " Use By". I ever eat meat beyond the use by date but many things like dried fruit and tinned stuff is fine for a month or so beyond the date.