Should I throw away a food after the date expires even if it appears safe to eat?
Product dates do not always refer to home storage and use after purchase. If the date expires during home storage, the product should be safe to eat if handled properly for a short period of time after expiration. Do not purchase foods that have passed their expiration date at the grocery store.
Shannon Crosby, Dietetic Intern,
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009