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Ask Well: Guidelines for When Food Goes Bad

A Food expiration dates are generally guidelines rather than hard-and-fast rules. Obviously, a container of milk won't sour at precisely 12:01 a.m. on the stamped date. But the dates on labels can be tricky. The Food and Drug Administration doesn't regulate expiration dates except on baby formula.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

As hinted  in this article, the “food guidelines” are really there to move food and increase sales.  That is why much edible food is thrown out in the trash.

 

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