Hey Illinois, There Are 5 Foods You Need To Throw Out After Their Expiration Dates
Grocery prices have skyrocketed over the last few years and while you're looking to save money you need to be careful. There are a few things you definitely do not want to eat after their expiration date.
When you were a child did you ever reach into the fridge for something and notice the item was past its expiration date? I feel like the famous line from parents and grandparents was, "does it smell ok?" Is this really the best idea when it comes to food that might need to be tossed?
How Do You Know Food Is Bad?
If you spot mold on it, that's probably a good indicator if the scent isn't enough. The visible text could be another sign but not always. When I was a kid I was always getting in trouble for tossing out french onion dip. In my little mind, that water in the container meant I should throw it away. It wasn't until into my 20s that I accepted it just needed to be stirred.
Do you know which items in your fridge should be thrown away when their expiration date hits? You might be surprised by this.
What food should be tossed out on its expiration date?
Soft cheeses like Velveeta, feta, brie, blue, and queso fresco need to be given the ol' heave-ho. This is especially important if they're made with unpasteurized milk.)
Whole meats may be OK to keep after their expiration dates but ground meats are not, they're more likely to have contamination.
Believe it or not, chicken breasts come from the store with a whole lot of bacteria. Once that expiration date is passed, toss it. Alfalfa sprouts and eggs also made the list.