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How far past the date

do you consume
Milk- til it smells
Cheese- I cut off any mold and eat the rest
Canned goods- til they look or smell bad
frozen goods-if they aren't freezer burned they're game
yogurt- til it looks or smells funny

To me the date is a suggestion or sell by date not a rule.


Asked by But_Mommie at 3:58 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • Im the exact same way. Food cost way to much to be throwing away.

    Answer by randerykah at 4:03 PM on Jul. 14, 2010


    How long you can use everything after the date (and in some cases how to find the date)


    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:01 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I have 2 teens so no food in my house except yogurt ever comes close to the expiration date.

    Answer by mollgirl at 4:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Nothing gets to that point in my house. I buy for the week only.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:30 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Thank you to NotPanicking for the link. In my house, milk is consumed quickly so it never gets to the date. I don't worry about dates on canned or frozen goods because they already have preservatives in them. I will toss eggs if they are two weeks past the use by date.

    Answer by LauraMi261 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2010