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Shelf Life Advice – Food Safety After the Expiration Date

by Lori. LAST UPDATED ON

 

Do I really need to throw this food out? Get shelf life advice from this useful website that I heard about on The Clark Howard ShowShelf Life Advice  gives you practical advice beyond the expiration date and tells you when it is safe to still consume our perishable food.

According to a recent study from Harvard University, we are throwing out millions of perfectly good food,  up to $1,300 worth each year. Many foods are still good for a time after their labeled expiration dates. Shelf Life Advice breaks this down by specific food. The food labels, “sell by” and “best by” can also be confusing.

I have throw away many items that I was not really certain about. Admittedly, I have had food poisoning and it makes me very cautious. However, I also don’t want to waste  money on perfectly good food if it still edible after the expiration date.

Shelf Life Advice covers what foods can safely be stored on the refrigerator door, has free cooking temperature charts, and a free food storage chart along with expiration dates. The site also explains food labels such as “fresh”, “natural”, and “processed.”

Bookmark this blog post and the next time you have a a question about whether or not a food item is still consumable, look it up here before you throw it away. I love sharing  these free money saving sites.

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