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Can I have your thoughts on expired baby food please?

My mother in law believes anything free is a godsend. She gave us expired baby food from a "food pantry" that her local church has. I'm finding conflicting info on internet as to whether it's safe or not but was wondering what your thoughts and experiences were.

The food I bought all say "25Jul14." I'm assuming it's good til July 25 2014.
So it worries me that she gave some that says "01Dec10" and "20Apr12."

Some info I found says always use by date if its food for a baby. Some says it's good but less nutritional value and less quality of taste. She said the pantry told her it's safe.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Mar. 25, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Throw expired food away. Do not feed it to your baby. It's sitting in plastic too long & that leaches out chemicals not to mention it may have bacteria growing in it.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • no way in hell would I use it. Free is good but getting your baby food poison isnt

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • Never, ever take risks with your children.

    In all cases, if in doubt, throw it out.

    Answer by winterglow at 12:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I would not use it.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • I wouldn't use anything that is nearly or over a year past the expiration date. That's just too long.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 12:33 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • If it was just a month or two off I would use it, but 3 years? No.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 12:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2013

  • If it was only a month or two, I'd probably use it. But we're talking years here, and I wouldn't use food for adults if it were years expired.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:49 PM on Mar. 25, 2013