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Expiration Dates

Best if Used Before Expiration Date

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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 08.27.2015 | 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 Americ...

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...

The Expiration Date Conspiracy

Allison Fine | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Allison Fine

Having a best friend who is an internist is like falling in love with someone and then finding out that they are really, really rich.

When Does Your Food REALLY Expire?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Taste

These 23 foods are good past their expiration dates.

Why You Need To Throw This Out NOW

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 01.11.2013 | HuffPost Home


Do Food Expiration Dates Really Mean Anything?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Do we really need to throw food away by the date printed on the carton? If not, how long do we have before it really goes bad? And what does 'going bad' really mean?

When Does Your Food Really Spoil?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Some of us adhere to them with religious severity and others use them as an insignificant suggestion, but either way, expiration dates are mysterious....

Everything I Needed To Know I Learned From Matt Damon and Eggs

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

First my eggs came in a carton with an expiration date stamped on one end. Then they stamped the eggs themselves. This was unsettling. Even my fruit has the decency to use a sticker.

A-Okay To Change Sell-By Date On Expired Meat, Says New York State [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Joe Daly and Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

*Story updated below with official comment from D'Artagnan on relabeling of its expired products* You know those nifty "sell-by" tags on food that se...