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Food Expiration Dates

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Big_Grumpy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    Would you eat 3 week old "expired" yogurt if was refrigerated and unopened? I packed one in my lunch, but I dunno.

    I usually will go a week ar maybe 2 after the expiration date depending on the product, but I think this might be risky.
     
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  2. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    go for it, but if you get sick, take pics of how the yogurt looks after, for entertainment sake :supergrin:
     

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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    I'm a germ freak. I throw everything out on the expiration date.
     
  4. TJarv

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    Dairy might be a little sketchy

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  5. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    LOL... I'd tell someone the same!!

    Hey... I'd get out of work, too!! But at what cost??? Yeeek.

    I tried a couple of bites, but it tastes a bit sour and not real "bananany". Better pass.
     
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    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    haha be a man! Eat it all! :)

    Like you said, you'd get off work for your bravery! ;)
     
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    That would be quite entertaining if he gets some "action shots" with it blurping back out. :rofl: If you see mold in the food don't eat it. I have seen milk go bad prior to the expiration date given. Some foods are good after the date given but look and smell the food..like other things to see if it is good.
     
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  8. Big_Grumpy

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    No mold, didn't smell bad, no curdling, but it didn't taste right. Now I'll have to throw away the other half dozen I have tucked back in the fridge.

    If I start heaving from the 2 bites I took, I'll make sure I get pics for you Tosh.0 fans. It'd be pretty spectacular with the bacon alfredo Lean Cuisine pizza and the apple I ate, too. Lots of good colors. I have a pretty cast iron stomach though, and feel just dandy so far.
     
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    Don't eat expired yogurt. It might have bacteria in it and could ferment.
     
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    I wouldn't eat old dairy...
     
  11. Tim151515

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    Most things I would say go for it if it was only a few years after the experation date, with two exceptions.
    1. Dairy
    2. Something in which the package/box/can has been opened.
     
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    On dairy...I would pass. This said.

    They have pulled canned foods from ships sunk during WWII - food was edible

    I have eaten from a freshly opened bag of potatoe chips 6 months past expiration...tasted a little funny but edible

    I have drank from a beer a year past born on freshness date...this tasted "canny"...

    In no case did I get sick...why then again, why eat/drink something which tastes terrible unless you are starving
     
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    No doubt

    What do you think is going to happen to old yogurt? If it doesn't have mold openly growing on it, it is fine. 3 or 4 months past the date I may be concerned, but not a couple of weeks.

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    I've eaten a lot of past date food (yogurt and sour cream included) and have never gotten sick from it.
     
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    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Back in September I ate some yogurt. The texture was odd. I thought it was because it was frozen. Our old fridge was bad about freezing stuff. AFTER I finished it I just happened to look at the date. It said December 2010. I was like it is good til December. Then I did. Double take December 2010??? This is September 2011 right now!!!

    Oddly enough I did not suffer any ill effects, no throwing up, no diarrhea...nothing. I very carefully check the dates on stuff now. This was some yogurt my wife found at a "discount" store so it had only been in the fridge for a day...it was sold that far out of date.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1373602
     
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    I had some 3 month old Greek yogurt the other day. No problems. I figure it and sour cream is good to go if it is not moldy...
     
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    As long as there was no mold on it, it is probably fine.
     
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    Re: dairy, if it looks good and smells okay I'd take a small taste. If it tasted okay I'd probably go for it. Provided it wasn't way past the date.

    My brother came home drunk one night and fried up some Spam that had sitting on a plate in the back of his fridge and made a sandwich. Because he was drunk he didn't notice that it had turned gray from age. He woke up two hours later screaming in pain, gut pain.
     
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    Absolutely unnecessary. Wasteful and wrong.


    First, yogurt IS a germ culture by definition.

    Second, most expiration dates are stamped conservatively for several reasons:

    1. The lawyers made them do it. Unnecessarily careful. Just being nervous nellies.

    2. Enforced obsolescence. They know there are enough paranoid folks out there that do what you do, and it means if you want some you'll go out spend more instead of using what's perfectly ok. It helps drive sales.

    3. Most expiration dates are just "best by" dates. Not expirations.

    4. Some things NEVER expire. Spam is one, their own factory says that while they still stamp a 3 year expiration date, it NEVER GOES BAD. If air doesnt get to it, its fine.

    I have meds that are ten years old, like pain meds left over from a dentist visit. Get a migraine and pop one, they're still fine. Cool dry place is all that's necessary. Some loss in efficacy, maybe. Going bad? Nope. Unless its a special item with specific reasoning where it could be dangerous in which case they will tell you up front, most modern manufacture consumable are fine long beyond what you'd think.

    A few days on a yogurt cup? Its fine. Pop it and see. If its not, you'll know.

    Some things canned by modern method have been found and been safely edible DECADES after it was made. Nothing unhealthy about it.

    Just be on the lookout for dented or leaking cans. If not, it should be fine.
     
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    I would not - too far past. Good Luck!