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Here Are 6 Food Items That Have a Short Shelf Life (But Are Still Safe to Eat)

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…Do you consume food after the expiration date has passed?

People have a tendency to throw away all food items they believe are no longer edible simply because the expiration date on the label has passed. Others prefer to purchase items that can be consumed over a longer period of time, so they won’t have to get rid of anything.

But is it really necessary to throw away food just because the label on it says so? Well, we’ve talked to a few experts, and they’ve told us that sometimes this piece of information is simply there because it needs to be there, not because it has to be strictly followed.

This means that there are actually a lot of goods that can be safely eaten even after they “expire.” According to nutritionists, the “use by” or “expiration” date is meant to tell the buyer how fresh the product is.

It’s a common misconception that the “best by” date on packaged goods is a hard and fast indicator of when they should be consumed. They need not be discarded on that specific day, though. In this case, the date is more about the taste of the dish than its safety.

Unsafe food will often have a different appearance and smell from when you initially purchased it. However, don’t risk your health on foods you can’t verify as safe. With that being said, here are 6 items you can consume even after the “best by” date:

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