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Old 09-18-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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Best by Date?

So I have a can of Cream of Mushroom soup and the best by dat is 3/15. Is this still good to use?

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Old 09-18-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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I'd use it. I've used a few that were much older!
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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Ok, I was join someone would say that, making the original Tuna Casserole
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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Agreed. "Best by" doesn't mean it won't be safe.
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With can goods, I only pay attention to the year, not the month. If it said 3/14 it would likely still be usable, but not up to par for color etc.
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Ok, thank you to all!
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:58 PM   #7
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Love me a good tuna casserole.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:45 PM   #8
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So I have a can of Cream of Mushroom soup and the best by dat is 3/15. Is this still good to use?
That should be no problem. There's a big difference between a "best before" date and a "use by" date. When I was in the Army years ago, most of the ration packs had things like M&Ms etc in them (for quick energy) and they were at least 8 months past its best before date, but they still tasted fine. I think it might be a legal requirement to have a 'best before' date on them because all food products have it, but do we really think stuff like salt would go off? Doubt it...

I remember seeing some sort of posh bottled water that claimed it was "filtered through glaciers over the last few thousand years" when it was bottled, but it had "best before" date on it for next year. I had quite a chuckle over it...
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I needed to open a new bottle of Worcestershire sauce (big one from Costco) and looked at the date. 2013!
Took all this time to use the first one we opened.
I used it and put the bottle in the fridge.
Am I safe?
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