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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 01:07:08 AM »
Interesting article, thanks for the post!

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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 01:13:08 AM »
Yogurt is good a month out, cheese up to 3 months and make sure canned foods are not bulging.

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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 02:23:38 AM »
if it looks and smells ok I eat it....I hate to waste food....
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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 01:19:40 AM »
I think cheese is good for as long as you want to keep it. "Aged" as long as its kept at proper temps, and you scrape the mold off first ;) but I love cheddar and the best way I have found to keep it fresh longer is using the handi vac. I used to use my regular food saver, but those bags are an expensive item to be cutting and resealing constantly. The ziplock handi vac bags are great. I think it's something that I may even include in my B.O.B because you use the same bags over and over. And the portability factor thumbs up. I unzip the bag cut off a hunk of cheese, zip the bag up, 10 second vacuum, back in fridge, Voila no mold!!

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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 04:31:06 PM »
I always smell and or taste food before I throw it out. I use to work at mcdonald's. I was always bringing home food that was expired and was just going to be thrown away. I remember bringing home a case (10lb) of canadian bacon that had gotten lost in the walk in refrigerator and was nearly a year past the expiration date. Tasted as good as brand new. and I never had to buy cheese!

I know it wasn't the healthiest food in the world but as a college student with little money this saved me a ton.
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Re: NPR says not to worry about expired food
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 12:44:08 AM »
Our daughter worked for Starbucks for over 6 years and she brought home "expired" food every night.  Most was only out by a day or so but every now and then it would be 30 days plus.  The "look and smell" method works great as long as your eyes and smeller are working fine.
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