Tag: expiration dates

Food expiration dates vs. food safety, according to the NY Times

Food expiration dates vs. food safety, according to the NY Times Since so many of us are quarantined due to covid19, do we have to throw away food that has reached its expiration date?  Do we really understand what an expiration date if vs. a sell-by date? U.S. Department of Agriculture food dating is actually voluntary.and may have little to do with food spoilage.  It may be that the date may just mean according to the manufacturers the expiration date may just mean that the manufacturer is estimating that this is the date the food is no longer of optimal Read More »