30 Dec '16, 6am

How important are expiration dates on food?

How important are expiration dates on food?

No doubt you’ve reached to the back of your pantry to find that box of whole wheat pasta and see that the “use by” date has expired. So much for your plan B dinner plan. As a busy runner it’s hard to keep track of what’s in your packaged food stockpile. And while you don’t want to waste food, the quality of your next run depends on whether you eat something spoiled. And yes, you can read the food labels, but it can be hard to tell what the dates and labels actually mean. It turns out, companies create most of these labels as a suggestion for maximum freshness and taste , rather than for food safety. What’s more? There is no standard definition for the dates listed on most of these labels—so yes, you may be tossing perfectly good carbs.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fridge-wisdom/how-important-a...

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