Thursday, March 30, 2006

Surprising Food Expiration Dates.

Question: "Is this luncheon meat any good?"

My answer: " Um...I don't think luncheon meat should have a head."

Re-question: "So I should probably just ditch it then, huh?

Me: "Well ya, just make sure you don't wake it up."

A handy, who-knew guide for 77 foods, beauty products, and household goods. (source:

With help from experts and product manufacturers, Real Simple has compiled a guide to expiration dates. These dates are offered as a rough guideline. The shelf lives of most products depend upon how you treat them. Edibles, unless otherwise indicated, should be stored in a cool, dry place. (With any food, of course, use common sense.)

Household cleaners also do best in a dry place with a stable temperature. After the dates shown, beauty and cleaning products are probably still safe but may be less effective.

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