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Old 04-19-2016, 03:47 PM   #41
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My point exactly. If expiration dates are so dang important on condiments, one would think the dates would be bigger if it's really a health concern, and not just a ploy to buy new ones. Hmmm
As I just mentioned, sometimes it means the flavor and/or texture deteriorate after these dates.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:45 PM   #42
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Nice, we just did a purge of garage/pantry and refrigerator and t's so nice to see things gone we will never use up. The freezer is next but mall the steaks are going on the grill. My son just did the restaurant where he is chef and pissed the other chef off because he threw out all the old meat and things out of date. You can't feed that to high end customers. The owner was pleased.
That's the stuff you feed to the employees!!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:07 PM   #43
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That's the stuff you feed to the employees!!!
My thought too, or just ask the employees who would like to take it home.
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He refused to feed them 3 year old steaks and they discussed that.
They eat well, though. He does get pissed when they eat desserts without asking but they know better now.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:55 PM   #45
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I hate throwing anything out... I give 'er the 'ol sniff test and if it passes, I'll use it up that day. If it fails, it goes out to the back 40 ...


One thing I don't worry too much about are the expiry dates. I use things all the time that are "expired." If it smells okay... (see above.)


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Old 04-19-2016, 07:23 PM   #46
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Pet Peeve.

It's not an expiration date.

It's a "best buy" date.

It's about quality assurance.

There is no magic number.

Common sense is your friend in this situation.

Use it or toss it is up to you but don't let a date stamped on a can be what decides it.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:21 PM   #47
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He refused to feed them 3 year old steaks and they discussed that.
They eat well, though. He does get pissed when they eat desserts without asking but they know better now.
Seems like it would make good stock, though.
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Pet Peeve.

It's not an expiration date.

It's a "best buy" date.

It's about quality assurance.

There is no magic number.

Common sense is your friend in this situation.

Use it or toss it is up to you but don't let a date stamped on a can be what decides it.
You are so right Zagut. But most folks would rather stick to the old beliefs. For them it is an expiration date. What a lot of them are forgetful of is that once a product is opened, it immediately starts to lose some of the quality of the product. And that is going on even before it is opened and still sealed. Air can rob a lot of foods of it quality. Those dates on the product are mostly for the store. They will pull the product from the shelves a short time after the date and return it to the maker.
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:01 AM   #49
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He refused to feed them 3 year old steaks and they discussed that.
They eat well, though. He does get pissed when they eat desserts without asking but they know better now.
While I understand 3 year old properly frozen prime steaks not being suitable for your Chef son in a high end restaurant, throwing them in the trash...really?
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That's a good point Addie. Once it's opened a new clock is started. Again common sense (Not that there is much these days. ) should prevail.

But I'm happy folks think it's a magic number because I've gotten some great deals at the meat counter on older meats that are perfectly fine but much cheaper due to the magic date.
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