How strict are you with food expiration dates?

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  1. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    :shocked:

    I don't really give a fuck, I use the eyeball technique and olfactory evidence. If it doesn't look like roast beef gone bad, or smell like a seafood dumpster, I will eat it. :c
     
  2. Mur

    Mur soon VIP

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    I usually check for mold on bread, but i do look for the expiration on milk.
     
  3. Super Mario

    Super Mario Well-Known Member

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    ill throw it out if its even a day early I don't play....
     
  4. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    I say if the fridge is cold, the food ain't old.:c
     
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    bobartbooey Well-Known Member VIP

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    Aren't you related to MONK? Miss the monkey Av,but this one is coo too
     
  6. mattyfishrip197

    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    yep..i'll eat just about any mustgo.....and will fight the dog for it if i gotta....

    expiration dates are for suckers.....ive seen companys wipe old dates off....print new dates...most have a special line just for that...

    you have to use your eyes and nose for spoiled food...

    now as far as serving food to family or friends....no question ...i would only serve the best to them
     
  7. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    Usually a week, if sealed.

    One day this week, while eating lunch at work, I realized the yogurt I had just eaten had expired 01/02/2012. Bleech.

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  8. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    Most "expiration dates" are actually "best by" dates, meaning it's still all good, within reason. :cool:
     
  9. Chigs

    Chigs The finest in the Nation VIP

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    Depends what it is....I pay attention to it, but common sense trumps all. I wont eat something that is rotten, if it seems fine, I will.

    I typically dont monkey around with meat or dairy.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    di you know you can freeze eggs and they last almost forever???
     
  11. FtM

    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Yeah, I don't abide by expiration dates within a reasonable window of time. They are just suggestions, not scientifically based.

    Bread should be checked for mold, and if milk has a slightly strong smell and its past the expiration date, best to throw it out.

    I've learned a lot about the shelf life of things from working in restaurants.
     
  12. Chigs

    Chigs The finest in the Nation VIP

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    Those suggestions will always err on the side of caution as well...so its usually safe for a few days after.
     
  13. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I never even look at them.

    Maybe I should start.
     
  14. h5htyt76757j

    h5htyt76757j Chyea Chyea Banned User

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    Good Fuckin Thread Yo


    BOTTOM LINE, SHIT GOTS AN EXPIRATION DATE FO A REASON
     
  15. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I only pay attention if it smells or tastes funky.
     
  16. Chigs

    Chigs The finest in the Nation VIP

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    Yes, but Im assuming the question is how stringent are you with that expiration date...
     
  17. h5htyt76757j

    h5htyt76757j Chyea Chyea Banned User

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    yo it mad simple, if it after that day, some bad shit could happen to yo if you eat that.. It might not to you.. But somebody somewhere died cuz fo that shit or it wouldnt be there
     
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    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty strict with it, your nose might not notice it's gone bad but your stomach will.
     
  19. h5htyt76757j

    h5htyt76757j Chyea Chyea Banned User

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    Dog star like dog stars


    :jj:
     
  20. Malory Archer

    Malory Archer New Member

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    How far past an expiration date is it still okay to take medication or vitamins?