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: 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!