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#295754 - 04/15/20 06:41 PM Food Expiration Dates
AKSAR Offline
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Some interesting info regarding food expiration dates. I know I've often used stuff well beyond the "Best By" date.

The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow
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#295755 - 04/16/20 03:48 AM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: AKSAR]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Thanks, excellent link.

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#295758 - 04/16/20 08:19 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: AKSAR]
DaveL Offline
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Another site for info on food, Still Tasty .com MTC

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#295759 - 04/16/20 09:51 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: AKSAR]
Ren Offline
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Few things wouldn't have expected.

Like that glass being inferior to metal.

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#295786 - 04/19/20 12:57 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: Ren]
Herman30 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ren
Few things wouldn't have expected.

Like that glass being inferior to metal.

How? Metal rust, glass donīt.

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#295787 - 04/19/20 01:33 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: Herman30]
Ren Offline
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Originally Posted By: Herman30
Originally Posted By: Ren
Few things wouldn't have expected.

Like that glass being inferior to metal.

How? Metal rust, glass donīt.


Sadly they don't elaborate.

"What about canned and jarred goods? As a rule, metal lasts longer than glass, which lasts longer than plastic."

I guess it's because metal is fully sealed? Whereas glass has bungs and rubber seals? Dunno.

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#295788 - 04/19/20 01:36 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: AKSAR]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Probably light has something to do with it too.

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#295789 - 04/19/20 05:14 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: chaosmagnet]
brandtb Offline
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In my experience foods with a high acid content such as tomato sauce or sauerkraut do better in glass than in metal cans. I've had a few rust through in metal. (Granted, some well after the 'use by' date.)
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#295790 - 04/19/20 09:48 PM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: chaosmagnet]
Herman30 Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Probably light has something to do with it too.

Usually food jars are stored in a dark place.

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#295791 - 04/20/20 12:04 AM Re: Food Expiration Dates [Re: Ren]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
Atleast for "canning" jars, eventually the seal can fail. I had to throw out most of a batch of pickles after the seals failed years after they were canned.

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