Monday, September 6, 2010

Food Expiration Dates and More

Recently a friend sent this link in an email.
Again, Thanks.

What is it this time?

Well, it is very helpful and interesting information about when to really throw out “expired” (according to the label) food.

Folks get all focused on the expiration date on the bottle, can, package, whatever.

Focused, that is, if you can actually find and read the expiration date. 

Sometimes they are really hard to find and then when you do, well, just between you, me, and the gatepost, the print is getting smaller and smaller and lighter and lighter.

So small and so light, that I have finally resorted to carrying a small pocket magnifying glass with me to stores so that I can get the farthest out date to start with.

Then, back home, I can use my big handy dandy magnifier.

But, again, I digress.

The point of this article is to give helpful information about Expiration dates on foods. 

And, just as you suspected, you usually do NOT have to heave the item on THE day. 

There is often a leeway and that is nice especially in these days of increasing prices so as to not waste food that is still good.

Also there are a lot of links on the page to other helpful things such as: how to wash vegetables,  can butter be left out or does it have to stay in the fridge, etc.

All and all this is a very interesting and important article with a lot of good side articles.  Check it out.  HERE’S THE LINK