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Expiration Dates, Explained - Here’s some food for thought: Expiration dates refer to quality and freshness of food, not safety. (Yep, that’s a shocker!) So even if a food item passes its expiration date, that item could technically still be safe to eat. We dug a little deeper to find out what different types of “expiration” dates really indicate, and if they can be useful for consumers.

Expiration Dates, Explained - Here’s some food for thought: Expiration dates refer to quality and freshness of food, not safety. (Yep, that’s a shocker!) So even if a food item passes its expiration date, that item could technically still be safe to eat. We dug a little deeper to find out what different types of “expiration” dates really indicate, and if they can be useful for consumers.

Free printable cheat sheet of the shelf life of makeup and cosmetics, providing the expiration dates for beauty products {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}

Free printable cheat sheet of the shelf life of makeup and cosmetics, providing the expiration dates for beauty products {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}

Avoid eye infections, breakouts, and more health issues by tossing your beauty products once they've expired according to this guide.

Avoid eye infections, breakouts, and more health issues by tossing your beauty products once they've expired according to this guide.

Makeup Expiration Guide Quick tips that will help you know how long your makeup products last

Makeup Expiration Guide Quick tips that will help you know how long your makeup products last

Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

Expiration Dates Explained: I have always had a bad habit of pouring the milk out on the sell by date and a lot of other dairy products! Dairy products in general just make me nervous when it comes to expiration. Did you know sell by dates are more about quality than safety? Without fully understanding that you could be discarding food that is perfectly safe to eat!

Expiration Dates Explained: I have always had a bad habit of pouring the milk out on the sell by date and a lot of other dairy products! Dairy products in general just make me nervous when it comes to expiration. Did you know sell by dates are more about quality than safety? Without fully understanding that you could be discarding food that is perfectly safe to eat!

You might be wasting much more food (and money!) than you actually need to be. #expiration #groceries #tip http://greatist.com/health/meaning-expiration-dates

You might be wasting much more food (and money!) than you actually need to be. #expiration #groceries #tip http://greatist.com/health/meaning-expiration-dates