So how vigilant are you when it comes to expiry dates?
Do you biff a few days before the â€˜time is upâ€™?
Or do you have different rules for different food groups?
And what about cosmetics and medicines?
You may have noticed all shampoos, cosmetics now have a month date of how long they last once opened.
If perishable foods that can cause a good dose of food poisoning are on or near expiry I wonâ€™t eat them (meat, dairy products etc) but if it is say a sachet of devilled sausage mix from Maggi that is perhaps a month overdue I donâ€™t mindâ€¦â€¦.
Medicines I will chuck away or medicated creams that you may apply to your skin but if I had a panadol that was expired by a short time Iâ€™d have that too.
Most of the time expriry dates are there to protect both the consumer and supplier (so the consumer gets the best quality product and so the supplier does get it the shizzle for selling something not up to scratch).
Normally i'm pretty vigilant and err of the side of caution. But last night i ate four bits of bacon that were a week past it - i figured they preserve it in sulphur and shit or something, plus the packet was unopened.
was having this conversation yesterday - i'm shocking with best before/expiry dates - i'll throw things out at least two days before the date - don't know why but i just can't bring myself to use anything anywhere near an expiry/best before date!!!
Which reminds me of the milk that I discovered in the fridge at work after the christmas holidays
Ew Mum has biscuits in the pantry that are well expired.
I don't eat anything over it's expiry date.
I remember someone did not chuck the milk out once when I was living at home, and I made a cold milk milo - as I was gulping it back I read the milk date had expired and spat it out...gross.
Fruit and vegetables have expiry dates on them when they are pre-packaged - I won't even eat them.
I think its because I use to work for a Dairy Company and heard far to many revolting stories...