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Best-By Dates

Yesterday I had made myself a pile of cheese toasties when my daughter said not to eat the bread as it was out of date (3/5/2019). The bag was still sealed when I opened it, smelled and felt fresh and had no green or blue patches so carried on with eating it. Still here today even though that loaf was out of date by 11 days. Just goes to show that these dates are rubbish and common sense should prevail.

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Re: Best-By Dates

Simple test, eyes & nose.

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That's how we did it before dates were printed on food wrappings.

 

I've had crackers and Danish Blue cheese this week.

The condition of this cheese is a little harder to access but whatever.....

 

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@Strat wrote:

That's how we did it before dates were printed on food wrappings.

 

And when we only had larders not fridges....


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It can get a bit daft but then I guess they are having to comply with some FSA rule or other about food quality.

Sniff it n see works for me when it comes to things like bread or even cheese, but not sure I'd want to trust my nose if it came to something like chicken for example. 


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@Mav wrote:
Yesterday I had made myself a pile of cheese toasties when my daughter said not to eat the bread as it was out of date (3/5/2019). The bag was still sealed when I opened it, smelled and felt fresh and had no green or blue patches so carried on with eating it. Still here today even though that loaf was out of date by 11 days. Just goes to show that these dates are rubbish and common sense should prevail.

 

Best before dates are about food quality not food safety.

 

They're there for information, that the products flavour or texture may have deteriorated from when it was at it's freshest.

 

 

Use by and consume within x once opened are a different matter....

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@Champnet wrote:

Simple test, eyes & nose.



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Safe to eat out of date stuff ?

Can you confirm you are still here as you have not posted since yesterday.

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I'm still not here. This is merely a cardboard replica.

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I'll amend my original posting to read - Simple test, eyes & nose, and common sense & a degree in Medical Microbiology. How did the generations before mine survive ?
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"How did the generations before mine survive"

Err, they didn't.

On that note, have you read George Orwell's experience on living over that Tripe Shop in his book 'The Road to Wigan Pier' in the 30s?

Yuk. 


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They survived long enough to reproduce, I could explain how they managed that but best to leave it to Darwin.
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I leave it all to wifey, who is of the waste not tribe. She even eats out of date  ovi galli galli domestici.

I just ask her to eat in the kitchen, while I stay in the conservatory. It's my secret. why!Grin

IMO best before dates are for marketing, and use by will have a margin before actual danger to the consumer.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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They survived long enough to reproduce, I could explain how they managed that but best to leave it to Darwin.

..a doing a what comes natur'lly?Grin

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Ah right, survival of the fittest and all that.

Well it worked well enough when they had the plague way back when so why not now. Bad tummy because of bad food no worries, we have the NHS - although having said that I did hear that you would get to see a doctor much quicker if you just studied for a medical degree yourself. 

Sounds like a plan Thumbs_Up


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