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Do you throw out your milk when it's the date of the expiration or do you sniff it so see if it's still good?

I have this weird thing about keeping milk past the expiration date so I toss it. It doesn't usually get to that point though-we go through it fast!


Asked by emmyandlisa at 6:35 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • It never lasts that long in my house, but if it did I would never keep it past expiration, hubby works in a milkplant , I have heard stories of milk being much older then what the date stamp says.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 7:05 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • sniff it. That is a sell by date not an expiration date. Plus there is no magic date where foods all of the sudden drop off and become 'old' the date is an educated guess. I never toss anything unless it looks or smells like it has actually gone bad.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • It's a sell-by date, not an expiration date. It's good for a week beyond that date. If it's been frozen first, it will last 2 weeks plus how ever many days there were between the date you froze it and the sell-by date.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Sniff it and give my husband a glass to test. Mine says sell by not use by or expires on.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:39 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I sniff it when it is getting close to the sell by date. I have had it go bad early.

    Answer by mommy2boys03 at 6:45 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Lol I throw it out.

    Answer by Chanelz at 6:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • i am like you, but we go thru milk SUPER fast!!

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 6:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I give it to the cats the day Before it goes bad.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 6:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I sniff it lol

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 6:37 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • throw it

    Answer by emma133 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 4, 2011