• Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Expiration dates are based on rough estimates.
    Americans waste 40% of the food they purchase annually, the equivalent of $218 billion.
    Instead of relying on imprecise sell-by dates, here's the best way to tell if foods like eggs , cheese , fish, or veggies have gone bad, according to science.
    The best way to tell if a food is still good to eat isn't necessarily looking at the sell-by date printed on the package.
    Expiration dates are based on rough estimates. They can tell you when a carton of eggs or a raw steak will likely reach the limit for their best...
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