Are hard cheeses safe to eat past expiration date?
Possibly, but it is not worth the risk. Cheese tends to develop mold after it reaches the expiration date, and the mold is not always easily visible. The manufacturers put the expiration dates on foods for the safety of consumers, so please, don't ever eat any food past the expiration date - it simply is not worth the risk. Food borne illnesses kill many people in the US every year.
The manufacturer establishes the expiration date as being the last date they're willing to guarantee that the product will taste as intended. Past that you're taking your chances as far as taste goes, and if it's long past that, you may be taking chances as far as your health goes. There really is no hard and fast rule for how long after the stated expiration date a product may remain tasty or safe. The best…
The date on the broth is NOT an expiration date. There are only a very few foods with an expiration date. They are baby foods. The rest are "best by" or "use by" dates. The manufacturer is saying they "guarantee" maximum quality if consumed by that date. Nothing "magical" happens inside the package on the date on the outside.
Is it safe to eat canned food past expiration date if the can were exposed to summer heat and freezing in the winter?
Uhh... never that's why its an expiration date! More information Around here, the date on the milk carton is a not an expiration date. If it was of initial good quality and has been handled and stored properly, the milk should be OK up to 5 days or even a week beyond the date on the package. A week or two even milk is still good after the expiration date.