Website Answers The Question: Can I Eat That?


We are a group of contributors from the kitchen and classroom communities who set out to answer the question, “How long does food really last?”. From the best ingredients to the ordinary, we provide you with a diverse and informative perspective on food shelf life, food safety, expiration dates, recipes, substitutions, food storage and more. We are focused on helping you save money, eat healthy, and debunk the myth of expiration dates on food.–

According to the site and this may come as a shock, but printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety. Thus, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after its printed date has passed according to the site. This site helps you determine what’s in a “use by”, “best before”, “best by” or “sell by” date to help you break away from the food date myth. Utilize our shelf life resource and stop throwing out perfectly good food.

So, I checked out the site, and decided to go with something that rarely makes it to the expiration date in my house: beer. I found out if stored properly I can keep drinking my beer 6 mos to 2 years after the expiration date. I also found out how to best store beer and how to tell if it’s bad.

The site is a little slow, and it takes some getting used to. But, as far as the plethora of information, it’s amazing. And you can search by food types or by specific foods.

So next time you’re wondering : Should I eat that? Give this site a try.

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