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Ignore “Best Before” and “Use By” 2010-02-19

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health.
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Article by Nadia Arumugam

There’s a filet mignon in my fridge that expired four days ago, but it seems OK to me.

I take a hesitant whiff and detect no putrid odour of rotting flesh, no oozing, foetid cow juice — just the full-bodied aroma of well-aged meat. A feast for one; I retrieve my frying pan.

This is not an isolated experiment or a sad symptom of my radical frugality. With a spirit of teenage rebellion, I disavow any regard for expiration dates.

The fact is that expiration dates mean very little. (more…)