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Old 11-22-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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Expired soy sauce

Is soy sauce still ok to use about four months after the experation date?


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Old 11-22-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Has not killled us yet.

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Old 11-22-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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yeah, it`ll be fine, the dates are a Guide, the only thing that WILL happen given Enough time is that the taste and aroma will alter, and so it`ll not be the same product as they want to sell it as.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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There is so much salt in soy sauce that nothing will grow in it. The flavors may fade after the expiration date but you need not worry about getting sick from illness causing microbes.
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Old 11-22-2007, 02:50 PM   #5
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in my house 4 months is nothing, you don't want to know how old some of my lesser used storecupboard stuff is.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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I'm with Lulu - I look at the year it expired - not the month!!

If anything looks/tastes/smells obvioiusly different to the way it started out life, then I dump it. Likewise if it starts to make "noise" or spontaneously starts moving, I tend to assume it may have "passed"!!LOL
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #7
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Would probably use 4months as an excuse on Soy Sauce if I was trying really really hard to empty my fridge and didn't want to throw anything out LOL--- salt sauce lol
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:48 PM   #8
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Oh and WELCOME to DC :)
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:53 PM   #9
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I think you could probably use soy sauce as an antibacterial in survival situations.....would hurt like **** though. Does Bactine ever go bad?

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Old 11-23-2007, 06:42 AM   #10
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I didn't even know there was an expiration date on soy sauce

I don't use it often, maybe a few times a year, but I'll betcha my bottle is at least 10 years old
I don't know if it makes a difference that I only use it as an ingredient when cooking food, not as a condiment on top of already cooked food.

One item I have thrown out though is tobasco sauce, when it changes colors from reddish to brownish.

OK, I just looked. Apparently I got my bottle of soy sauce before they started putting expiration dates on them. I'll bet it's more than likely 20 years old.... or older

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