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But even if the date expires during home storage, a product should be safe, wholesome and of good quality -- if handled properly and kept at 40° F or below.
Foods can develop an off odor, flavor or appearance due to spoilage bacteria.
Open dating is found primarily on perishable foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products.
"Closed" or "coded" dating might appear on shelf-stable products such as cans and boxes of food.
This means that every consumer should have a basic understanding of food product dating and safety."First, consumers need to understand that overall, when manufacturers set their shelf life for products, they are being fairly conservative in the dating," said Martin Bucknavage, Food Safety Expert at the Department of Food Science at Penn State University.
However, Bucknavage suggested a few guidelines on years of testing."Low acid products such as corn, green beans, or tuna can last a good while after the shelf life of that container.
Food dating policies do exist in approximately 20 states, and in the rest of the country there is open dating or no food is dated.
This dating occurs on all perishable foods, such as meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. This code is merely for tracking purposes and is used only for recalls if needed. Food handling practices at home will also help, as in, defrosting meats in the microwave or in the refrigerator rather than sitting on the counter all day.
So, what do you do if the food product looks, smells, or tastes “okay”? And, in any case, just be aware of the look, taste, and texture of food you are served away from home and outdoors. If you have any questions, call the store you purchased the food from, and/or follow the charts above.
There I was, a grown man staring at that "use by" date and thinking, "Will eating this mean a trip to the emergency room? Millions of consumers experience the confusion of product dating, primarily because it confusing. Except for infant formula and some baby food, USDA regulations do not generally require product dating.
One package might have a "sell by" date, another a "best before" date, and yet another, a "use by" date. And as for the FDA, widely seen as the nation's primary enforcer of food and drug safety laws, it largely stays out of food dating. "Because the expiration date is not indicative of product quality if storage conditions have been less than optimal, the FDA does not require expiration dates on most products," said Michael L. Herndon said that even the dates required on infant formula are "use by" dates, not "expiration" dates.