It’s sometimes hard to know when food needs to be tossed, or when it’s perfectly safe to salvage. Real Simple Magazine de-mystified the process with this handy chart, which incorporates advice from the USDA, food scientists, and food manufacturers.
The Milk's Expired! Should I Toss It? (Expiration Dates Explained
Should I Toss It? (Expiration Dates Explained) 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 are always pretty vague. This description is essentially correct and might be helpful to clarify. (Also note, exp dates are required in on dairy, eggs, baby formula, seafood & "potentially hazardous" or ready to eat foods.
A Guide to Help Demystify Food Expiration Dates — Tips from The