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Best Before Dates on Food
10-08-2014, 03:40 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was surprised to learn my son keeps and eats food well past the due dates, and he says he has never had any problems.

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?
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10-08-2014, 03:49 PM #2
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10-08-2014, 03:56 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, when I did, I experienced no ill effects (with the cheese that is).


So it appears that vinegar, honey and syrup last indefinitely.
10-08-2014, 04:44 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I generally throw away moldy food, but I have shaved off mold from cheddar cheese and eaten the rest. If it doesn't taste or smell moldy it's ok I'm thinking. 13.gif You can tell pretty well by smelling food if it's ok or not. Moldy veggies I throw away.
10-08-2014, 04:50 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm pretty sensitive to mold, so if it's green and fuzzy it's going to the trash. I also can't handle aged cheese (instant migraine) so Octo can eat all the moldy cheddar she wants.
We're pretty meticulous about throwing out old stuff, but I have had friends that had alien life forms in their refrigerator, usually in Chinese take out boxes.

10-08-2014, 04:53 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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I've found stuff lurking in the back of the fridge that I'm not sure what it once was. That's pretty disgusting damned.gif
10-08-2014, 05:02 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Same here, except for a little mold on cheese, if it first doesn't look normal/pretty then it's trash.



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