Perhaps following up on the expiration date of products before buying them is one of the most important steps for successful shopping, but what is new is that there is something that can be used even after the expiry date.
An American study reported that milk, cheese, eggs, pasta and many others are products that we can use even after the expiration date, where the displayed dates are just guidelines that give a general idea of when to eat your food, and do not actually indicate food safety, according to the New York Post.
It’s okay to eat it
For example, milk, the study says that it is okay to consume most types of milk for up to one week after the date written on the carton, while warning against using infant formula after its expiration date.
However, this depends on the type of milk you buy, in general the higher the fat content, the shorter it will last and you should quickly smell your milk to check if it is sour.
Also cheese, there is no harm in eating a lot of hard cheese long after its expiration date, with the need to pay attention not to grow blue, orange or green mold.
As for eggs, you can probably ignore the date on the egg carton altogether, as they are usually safe to eat for weeks after the print date.
Also, the dry pasta in your cupboard will be fine for up to two years after the expiration date, and once cooked you can safely eat it for up to a week, but it can last up to eight months if frozen.
There is salt, pepper, flour, baking soda and sugar for a long time, due to the lack of moisture.
Raw meat and poultry will only stay in the fridge for a few days, but storing it in the freezer is a great way to extend its life. Raw fish can keep for up to 9 months in the freezer, while smoked fish can last no more than six months.
Bagged vegetables and fruits can be used after their expiration date, but if not too long, frozen fruits and vegetables are usually good for up to 10 months after the printed date.
Also, many packaged foods can last up to two years past their expiration date, especially soups and vegetables.
With the exception of fresh produce, almost all food items are marked with an expiration date, to give the consumer an idea of when the quality of the food will expire.
This means that the consumer can enjoy eating these nutrients before the expiry date written on the packaging.
However, the dates shown are often just guidelines that give a general idea of when to eat, and do not actually indicate food safety.