Do you eat expired food?

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Do you eat expired food?

  1. Never, that's disgusting!

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  2. Sometimes, if it's only a days expired

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  3. 1-3 months expired is OK with me

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  4. Always. Expired food is still food afterall!

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  5. Depends what it is.

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  1. Hehe Moo
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    Just wondering whether anyone eats expired food. Knowing that it's expired.

    Personally, I reckon it's gross. But just wondering what you guys think.
     


  2. science

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    Fuck no. I don't eat food if it expires tomorrow. Sometimes even longer than that.
     
  3. Banger

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    Depends what it is, a lot of food can go pretty far after the expiration date with out taking any side affect to the food (like it was just normal) especially in the case that the product has not been opened and was stored properly. Even if it is open if it is stored properly it is fine after the expiration date.
     
  4. Hehe Moo
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    GRR i'm having trouble working this poll..

    OK got it.
     
  5. moozxy

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    Depends on what it is.
     
  6. Rayder

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    Purposely eating expired food, no. But I'm sure I ate food that was "technically expired" but still good.

    EDIT: added my vote
     
  7. Ferrariman

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    You stole my EXACT answer! BASTARD.
     
  8. Dark

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    I won't eat anything that is expire. It's disgusting [​IMG]
     
  9. BORTZ

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    eeeww. hilarious pole.
     
  10. Banger

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    Should this not be moved to the poll section and not general off-topic chat?
     
  11. Hehe Moo
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    Yeah that was an accident.

    Is it possible to have it moved?
     
  12. Jax

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    I'm very picky about expiration dates.
     
  13. Rayder

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    Most foods with shorter expiration dates (milk, bread, cereal, etc.) are usually good beyond their exp. dates for 7-10 days. It's just the manufacturer can't guarantee freshness beyond a certain date. YOUR mileage will vary.

    Other things like condiments (Mustard, catsup, mayo, etc.) have a relatively long exp. date. You want to toss it when it says its expired......probably even when it's just close to the exp. date.

    But a general rule of thumb IS to toss it when it's expired. I think most people can judge for themselves when something isn't fit to eat anymore and will toss it instead of eating it. Some things are fine past their exp. date, it's a judgment call.

    I float the exp. date, but not to any kind of extreme.

    .....and I very rarely ever get so much as a cold. And when I do, I blow through them within a day or two. No kidding.
     
  14. Prophet

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    Have I eat food past the "sell by..." date? Yes.

    Have I eat food past the "expiration" date? Um no. I'm rather fond of not puking.
     
  15. quim69

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    Anything dairy should obviously be avoided after expiration date, along with meat.

    For the europeans:

    If it has a use-by date then use it before then - using it afterwards can be extremely unhealthy.

    If it has a best-before date then it will be fine for a few days after, but the flavour and or texture maybe impaired.
     
  16. Banger

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    I finally null'd my vote because to me it depends on the product and if it was stored properly. Even if the food is not past the expiration date but taste or smells funky it is going to the trash.

    A sell by date.
    A Use by date.
    An expiration date.
    A best before date :-/

    Can the food industry not agree on one format?
     
  17. Hehe Moo
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    oO'' wha'ts a "sell by" date.. I've heard of a "Use by"
     
  18. JPH

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    Nope, throw that shit away if it is past expiration.

    I'm not taking a chance at getting food poisoning yo.
     
  19. Banger

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    A sell by date, means the store has to either toss it or in some cases drop the price down a lot. (Tossing it is most common depending what it is.)
     
  20. Tanas

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    Funny this topic should come up because i've just eat a Mr Kiplings Angel Slice that was six days past its best by date.