Nutrition Action Healthletter
Grocery Know-How Answers

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    It’s safe to eat perishable foods (milk, for example) for up to a week after their “sell by” date has passed. But if a food has a “use by” date that has passed, toss it. The packages of some foods, like broths and sauces that come in aseptic cartons (the kind that don’t need to be refrigerated before opening), tell you to use them up within a certain number of days after opening. If you write the date you opened the food right on the package, you can keep track of when to toss it.  back

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