Are You Throwing Out Food Too Soon?
If you're like me, when you look in your fridge and see the expiration dates on the milk or eggs your quick to trash a few things if it's getting close to the expiration date.
Maybe we need to hold off on that a little. Things aren't going to go bad on that exact day. A new study shows how long some things should stay fresh after the expiration date. The study also showed that we are throwing away a ton of food that is still good for quite a while. I'm a little chicken when it comes to checking if the milk is good or not. I hate the smell of soured milk. It'll make me gag. So, I make my husband smell it!
Here's a quick run down:
- Milk and Yogurt are both good for about a week after the expiration date. Personally, I haven't always had that kind of luck with milk.
- Eggs are good for about a month after sell date or a little longer.
- Bacon will last about a week longer than the use-by date as long as it's unopened. You might as well just cook it all and store in the fridge. Cold bacon sandwiches are quite tasty! :)
You can check out the rest of the list here.