So, I looked into this a little more and find that we don't always have to go by the due date.
Quote:But then there are people who completely ignore "best before" dates and keep food items LONG after they have expired. I'm talking scrape-the-mold-off-yogurt-and-eat-the-rest kind of people. Yes, people do that. My Food Microbiology professor put the fear of God into me in University when it comes to food mold, so I always chuck it, with a few exceptions. Soft foods are particularly worrisome because mold—and the dangerous mycotoxins that it releases—can travel throughout soft food items such as yogurt, soft cheese, sour cream, sauces, breads, and soft fruits and vegetables. If mold is found on these foods it should absolutely be tossed. You can usually get away with cutting mold off of hard cheeses and hard, firm veggies or fruits as long as you cut at least one inch from the mold on all sides. But when it comes to food mold, play it safe. Contrary to what some may believe, food mold will not make your immune system stronger and is not "harmless." - See more at: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/sarah...d8dgN.dpuf
I have cut off the mold and ate the mold-free parts, have you?