Is it safe to eat food past its expiration date?
Yes. The expiration date is only for best used before the date. It does not mean that after that date the food is spoiled.
Is it safe to eat canned food past expiration date if the can were exposed to summer heat and freezing in the winter?
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.
Generally, it is never a good idea to use any food product that is past its expiration date due to its ingredients changing stability and some ingredients growing bacteria. Most pancake mixes have dried or powdered milk and eggs in it and after sitting on a shelf past its expiration date they may start to grow bacteria that can cause food poisoning. If it is only a day or two past the expiration date I…
That depends how long after the expiration, how it has been stored and the condition of the can. Usually, canned food has a "best by", not an "expiration". If the "expiration" is recent and the can has been stored properly and is in good condition, the contents could be safe. Whether or not to use it would be your decision.
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.
When the expiration date has passed on food or dairy products when it's still on the shelves of a supermarket, it should be considered to be unsafe for eating or drinking. In some cases a food label will say. "best to eat after the food opened 10 days or less " for example, this is an item purchased before its expiration date. Once it's opened the above notice on the label should be followed.
Expiration date only!! http://www.recipe4living.com/Common/Article.aspx?id=50926 There is a chart that shows how long it is safe to store all food items. You have to be careful with anything that has yeast. It has bad effects after the use by date. Make sure ALL cake mixes and pancake mixes are not used past the due date. The yeast in them can make you extremely ill.
That would depend how far past the expiration, how it has been stored, the condition of the can and the quality of the broth. The processor will only guarantee the product up to the date on the can - as long as it has not been abused. If the can is in good shape, the broth is likely safe, but the flavor could have degraded. Using it would be up to you.
The expiration date on any food item is the date after which you are supposed to throw away the product because it is no longer considered safe to eat. If it is unopened and canned and only a few days past that date, it may still be okay. Otherwise, throw it away. The expiration date will vary dependent upon when the product was made, so you should check the lid of the bottle or the…