Feb 4, 2009

Best If Consumed By



Researchers have found people that have food in their home that is past the “Best If Consumed By” on the packaging are more likely to eat it past its date then if they find that in the stores.  They say that this is bad for health and safety because bacteria may start to slowly grow into the foods that people are eating.  Also, foods past the “Best If Consumed By” date may also taste bad as well.  Foods in cans are fine if they are not dented or leaking, the bacteria should not be present if the cans are intact.  But again, they will probably taste bad.  Yogurt is a good example of food that people eat past its date.