Sell by date ?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jkl, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    How long is food good after the sell by date? I am referring to a stick of margarine. I know this has been discussed before but I don't remember the responses. Thanks!.
     
  2. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Without looking at the google answer, I would imagine margarine is good well past the sell date. Does it smell or have an odd texture? How long past the sell by date is it?
     
  4. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

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    Sometimes it's hard to tell. I have bought milk and Half 'n Half that was bad a week before the sell date. But margarine is probably pretty safe, well beyond sell date :)
     
  5. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hopping around

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    Your nose is your friend. Melt a bit and see if it has a rancid odor. If not, use and enjoy.
     
  6. Prancer

    Prancer True Fan of the GOAT Staff Member

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    Eat By Date is actually a specialized search engine that searches for and stores information about foods and expiration dates.

    Information on the site is considered reputable, so I think jkl would be safe going with what it says.
     
  7. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    That's my rule, but I'm the queen of sketchy food. :shuffle:
     
  8. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help. I am well within the dates on the Eat by Date website. Great resource by the way.