Have you ever thrown away something because of the expiry date? Nearly everyone has at some point as some people are afraid the ‘expired’ food will result in food poisoning. It’s important to understand the differences between the terms best-before, use-by, and sell by date.
These dates are more to help the manufacturer than the consumer and you should not just blindly follow them. They are there to indicate a product’s peak freshness rather than food safety. Always keep this in mind before you waste food and money.
Sometimes tasting or smelling the food can be the ultimate test. This is a much better indicator than just looking at the date on the product. Find out the real meaning of expiration dates in this infographic from Lakeshore Convention Centre.