Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention? | StillTasty.com – Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide

My WeBromance with Still Tasty continues. Continuing on my “thou shalt not waste” neurosis, check this out:

The dates on food labels can be confusing. The truth is, they often have nothing to do with food safety. Here\’s what you really need to know.

You’ve assembled everything you need for the perfect deli sandwich: Genoa salami, prosciutto, some thinly sliced provolone and a crusty baguette. To top it all off, you reach into the fridge for your favorite spicy mustard.

And then you notice it. The “Best By” date on the mustard bottle was 4 months ago!

You might think you’ve got to ditch the mustard and settle for a ho-hum sandwich. But that’s not the case

via Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention? | StillTasty.com – Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide.

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