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    Sell by date ?

    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!.

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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?
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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

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassafras View Post
    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.
    Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceon6 View Post
    Your nose is your friend. Melt a bit and see if it has a rancid odor. If not, use and enjoy.
    That's my rule, but I'm the queen of sketchy food.

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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.

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