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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'Use By' Date?

I just picked up a hand-out at my local YMCA on Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator.  It was the same old, same old, until I got to the part on "Use by" or "best if used by" dates.  Now, if you are like me, you toss those out when the date is past.  Well, according to http://www.homefoodsafety.org/ these dates on the processed foods are not safety-related.  They represent the last recommended date for using the product at its top quality.  The term "expiration date" means don't consume the product after this date.

While looking for a clipart illustration on http://www.bing.com/, I found out from a Consumer Reports article more about using food past its 'use by date'.  So I pass it on.....


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