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How Long Does Fridge Food Last Past Its Expiration Date?

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- 1643 days ago -
Got bologna? Apparently it's still good for an additional 1 to 2 weeks after it has "expired." Eggs last another 3 to 4 weeks. And Worcestershire sauce continues to rock and roll for 2 to 3 years.

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Howard Crosse (21)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:13 am
This is a useful guide, hopefully it will go someway to reduce the tremendous amount of food that is thrown away every day. I am not sure if the same thing applies in the US but where I live supermarkets do not help by encouraging people to buy far more than they need, 50% extra free, buy on get one free offers are just one example of this. Don't give us produce that we don't want, instead cut the price of those things that we need, that will help everyone and reduce waste at the same time.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:40 am
This seems to be a really huge new thing the news,online,just everywhere. Good post Kathy!!

For people that waste a lot of food like me it could/might help. I don't know. I'm not one for doing a lot of freezing and thawing of many items I see suggested for freezing.
I also do not believe the dates on purchased foods like deli items. I watched an entire 20/20 about all the tricks grocery stores,any stores,bars,restaurents, etc... do and they scare me or you get ripped off and still are safe.

I don't drink but people that go into bars have the worst things done to them when ordering drinks.

I know this is a guide to help you knowwhen things really expire and what to do with them. I don't/can't believe these guides in general. If those dates were sneaky and wrong to begin with,then what?? I worry to the point of bordering on OCD about food related products.

Kathy of course I appreciate your post. I just don't believe things are mostly dated right to begin with. This world is too sneaky and deitful. Youtube is filled with videos of these things caught on cameras or hidden video cams. I am sorry to go off track a bit but how do we ever know for real things are dated right.
TY for the post and yes helpful hints!!!!

Pogle S (88)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 11:52 pm
Very useful, thanks

. (0)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 12:03 am
try buying 3 to 5 days food at a time. buy fresh, plan your meals

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 1:25 am
I think that really depends on the fridge, and the date refers to a quality standard set by the manufacturer so you can frequently eat it, but it might not be the taste you expect.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 2:29 am
As Linda commented, it is best to buy and eat- not store up, but if something is left over it's good to know how long it is actually safe to eat.

. (0)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 7:10 am
Very helpful, Kathy. Thanks for sharing.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 12:22 pm
Noted. Good post TY Kathy
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