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living dangerously--just how expired can it be and still be edible?

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living dangerously--just how expired can it be and still be edible?

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erikka | | Aug 10, 2006 09:35 PM

I know that expiration dates are there for a reason, but in general, how far past can you go and still be safe? Drugs are usually good for almost 2-3 past the expiration date stamped on the box. What about yogurt? Bread? Milk? What about cooked foods stored in the fridge? I told a friend recently he'd be fine eating a five day old burrito if he "just heated it up a lot to kill anything that might have grown" and was firmly chastized by a nutritionist for my bad advice.

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