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Expiration Dates

You Might Not Be Storing Your Natural Peanut Butter Correctly

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Taste

We’re not sure if it’s the separation of oil or the act of vigorous stirring, but there’s something about natural peanut butter that has people ...

Here's How Long It Takes Before Your Favorite Food Grows Mold

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 09.29.2016 | Taste

A lasagna that you cooked six days ago sits in your fridge . Can you eat it? According to The Ultimate Mold Guide, a casserole like lasagna keeps fres...

Addressing Food Waste Through Date Labeling

Meghan Stasz | Posted 08.23.2016 | Green
Meghan Stasz

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail industries recognize consumers are confused about date labels, which is contributing to food waste, and are working to clear up this confusion while also ensuring the solutions work for both consumers and businesses.

11 Foods That Will Never Go Bad

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Taste

The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of ti...

This Congresswoman Wants To Make It Easier To Figure Out Food Expiration Date Labels

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Another Thing Millennials Say They Understand But Totally Don’t

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green

Kids these days. Seems like they don’t know what they don’t know. When it comes to food safety, this might be especially true. People under 30 sa...

How You Can Help America Waste Less Food

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green

People in the U.S. finally seem to be waking up to the country’s massive food waste problem. Following several high-profile efforts by businesses a...

I Ate Expired Food For A Week And Didn't Die

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green

I wasn’t sure about the peach. Purplish, squishy and days past its prime, the peach, I have to say, did not taste good. But it also didn’t make me...

You’re Probably Throwing Away ‘Expired’ Food That’s Totally Fine To Eat

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green

It’s breakfast time. You pull a carton of milk out of the fridge, excited for a bowl of delicious cereal. But to your horror, you notice your milk h...

11 Foods You're Throwing Out Way Too Soon

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own...

Here's Why Organic Milk Lasts So Long

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste

As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own h...

This Could Clarify WTF Food Expiration Dates Actually Mean

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Good News

Here is a fresh idea. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would standardize expiration date labels l...

Reducing Food Waste in America: The Next Hot Consumer Issue

Sally Greenberg | Posted 05.10.2017 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Food waste is a national epidemic. Approximately 40 percent of food in the U.S. gets tossed out. It's is also an environmental issue: more than 97 percent of food waste ends up in landfills -- 33 million tons of food each year. Simply put, food waste is a problem.

14 Items In Your Bathroom That Have Probably Already Expired

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.16.2016 | Style

If you're obsessed with staying neat like us, there's almost nothing more immediately gratifying than cleaning something out. Here's some good news fo...

Best if Used Before Expiration Date

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"What day is it?" It's today," squeaked Piglet. My favorite day," said Pooh." ~ A.A. Milne This morning I was REALLY looking forward to that one and...

How To Keep Tomatoes Fresh For Longer

Food52 | Posted 08.27.2016 | Taste

Refrigerators can drastically affect tomatoes' taste. The cold temperatures cause them to lose their flavor and become mealy. New research suggests, however, that the same could be true of the opposite.

7 Foods That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Taste

Think your spices stay good for eternity? Think again.

Carly Ledbetter

14 Items In Your Bathroom That Have Probably Already Expired | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style

Let it go, let it GOOOO.

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 ...

5 Foods That Stay Good Past Their Expiration Dates

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

A 2013 report from Harvard Law School and the Natural Resources Defense Council states confusion over food dating has led 91 percent of Americans to t...

WATCH: 15 Things In Your House That You Should Trash (And 5 You Should Never Throw Out)

Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

That month-old block of cheese is a given, but did you know that there are other items in your home that come with an expiration date? To find them, y...

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM That little date stamped on food packages may not be as accurate as you think—and you could be wasting money becaus...

How Long Do Things in Your Fridge Stay Good AFTER Their Expiration Dates?

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2013 | Taste

Don't believe the printed hype! Keep eating that fish sauce!

Let's Face It: Food Expiration Dates Are Worthless

OnEarth | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Although most of us routinely fall prey to those dated grocery store labels -- chucking entire jars of "expired" mayo for fear of poisoning our sandwich-eating kids, for example -- it turns out that those designations are actually pretty meaningless.

Food Expiration Date System 'Is A Mess': Safety Watchdog

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

"The date labeling system in the U.S. is not a system at all. It is a mess," says Dana Gunder, food and agriculture staff scientist for the Natural Re...