Re: Out Of Date Products Plus a collector of Half used items.We sometimes find one, but date-checking is part of the normal routine of the Memsaab when compiling her shopping list. Even if only a day past the bbf date then it's disposed of. Modern packaging methods are very different than even only a few years ago. It's just not worth the risk.
Re: Out Of Date Products Plus a collector of Half used items.I'm one of these OCD people who rotate their items according to the date, so the fresher things are always at the back ready to be brought forward. Sometimes there are half packets or jars, left over and they are dated when opened. All my cooked items for the freezer are dated too. Mr P has an awful habit of opening something (or buying new) when there is already one on the go....like butter, bread, or pasta sauce. Drives me nuts!
Re: Out Of Date Products Plus a collector of Half used items.I have no problem with food items past their best before date. It's best before, meaning the taste/texture etc may not be quite as good 2 or 3 days later. Or in some cases, depending on the item, many days or even weeks later. For instance, I take no notice whatever of a BBF date on a jar of pickles or jam - they're preserves, for heaven's sake! And I would imagine probably half of my dried herbs and spices are past their BBF date - they're all kept in a dark place to preserve as much flavour as possible and they last way longer than advised.
Re: Out Of Date Products Plus a collector of Half used items.With fresh foods, l donít fret too much about the sell-by date. If it smells ok l will use it.
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Re: Out Of Date Products Plus a collector of Half used items.Okay I know the reason why but it did tickle me when I first noticed a "use by" date on a bottle of Buxton water. I mean water's been kicking around for 4.3 BILLION years and I'm being told to consume it by within a year? What's that all about?