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Old 08-15-2022, 10:55 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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Where do you see "expiration date"?
Oh okay I see what you're saying. I guess it's not an actual expiration date but a use by or sell by date.
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:03 PM
 
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My guess is fear (rational or not) of food poisoning, or worse.


Having had it once in my life (not due to canned goods) I'll not be disappointed if I never have it again.
Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again.

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Sell by date:
This date is determined by producers to inform sellers when to remove items from the shelves. The goal is to ensure consumers receive the item at its optimal quality, which can last for several days to several weeks past the date, depending on the item. Milk for instance, according to Consumer Reports, should last five to seven days past its sell-by date if stored properly.
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I've heard that five to seven days thing before. But I've been burned too often by milk that didn't last a day beyond it's sell by date to trust it. I know how it was stored in my refrigerator but not how it was before that. Just had milk go bad way sooner than it was supposed to by the date that I don't keep it beyond that point. Not worth it.
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:50 PM
 
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Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again.

I've heard that five to seven days thing before. But I've been burned too often by milk that didn't last a day beyond it's sell by date to trust it. I know how it was stored in my refrigerator but not how it was before that. Just had milk go bad way sooner than it was supposed to by the date that I don't keep it beyond that point. Not worth it.

Milk is touchy but I often buy marked down meats if I plan to use them within a few days.
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Old 08-18-2022, 12:30 PM
 
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Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again.



I've heard that five to seven days thing before. But I've been burned too often by milk that didn't last a day beyond it's sell by date to trust it. I know how it was stored in my refrigerator but not how it was before that. Just had milk go bad way sooner than it was supposed to by the date that I don't keep it beyond that point. Not worth it.
Milk is easy. You can simply smell it. I only buy Fairlife now as I prefer the longer freshness date. But I had one go bad, really bad, on me, in my BF's fridge. Really weird - it was weeks before the date, but it had completely soured. That's the only time I have ever had milk go bad, early.
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Old 08-19-2022, 05:25 AM
 
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I’ve had canned veggies 8 yrs beyond the date
Usually just serve for company

Had a home made jam for over 10 yrs … forgot I had it .. and gave it back to the same aunt
That gave it to me as a Christmas gift … bought her a wine and cheese gift basket and put that in it
…… she looked and looked at the jar …
I said… try some of what the professionals make “
“ this looks a lot like what I use to make” she said
Quite comical…
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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Milk is easy. You can simply smell it. I only buy Fairlife now as I prefer the longer freshness date. But I had one go bad, really bad, on me, in my BF's fridge. Really weird - it was weeks before the date, but it had completely soured. That's the only time I have ever had milk go bad, early.
That's funny. I just recently had that happen, too. The date was still days out, but the milk was chunky.
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Old 08-19-2022, 11:05 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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That's funny. I just recently had that happen, too. The date was still days out, but the milk was chunky.
You just reminded me of this gem from a member who's been banned since 2015 - he posted fairly regularly on the Food forum.

//www.city-data.com/forum/40079521-post33.html

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After a month or so, even pasteurized milk willl clabber. It gets lumpy and acquires a sour, but not necessarily unpleasant taste which can be overcome by adding a sweetener if you wish.
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Old 08-19-2022, 11:19 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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I’ve had canned veggies 8 yrs beyond the date
Usually just serve for company

Had a home made jam for over 10 yrs … forgot I had it .. and gave it back to the same aunt
That gave it to me as a Christmas gift … bought her a wine and cheese gift basket and put that in it
…… she looked and looked at the jar …
I said… try some of what the professionals make “
“ this looks a lot like what I use to make” she said
Quite comical…

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Old 08-19-2022, 02:06 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Yeah. Sounds like a great way to offend the original giver. Unless of course you did it deliberately to send a message...never give me jam again.

Sounds like the family, friend circle, or workplace white elephant gift that transfers ownership every Christmas until someone finally puts it out of its misery.
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Old 08-19-2022, 02:36 PM
 
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Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again.



I've heard that five to seven days thing before. But I've been burned too often by milk that didn't last a day beyond it's sell by date to trust it. I know how it was stored in my refrigerator but not how it was before that. Just had milk go bad way sooner than it was supposed to by the date that I don't keep it beyond that point. Not worth it.
But if you buy it before the best before date you are fully aware of how it was stored and feel safe drinking ita day or two after that date.
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