Food Expiration Dates – Explained

In Health on October 4, 2006 at 8:15 pm

BusinessWeek takes a shot at the confusions/misconceptions people have on the food expiration dates. For example,

Milk, for instance, starts deteriorating in quality quite quickly. Pasteurized milk usually remains fresh for five days after its sell-by date. However, if milk isn’t refrigerated promptly, it will develop a sour taste and spoil, even though it might not necessarily be dangerous. Interestingly, milk can lose vitamins when exposed to light, which is why it usually comes in opaque plastic or paperboard.

Read the full article here.

They even have a very nice slide show that details the topic in a much better way. You can view the slide show here.

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