What Food Sell-By Dates Really Tell You

Published: Dec 11, 2015

There are multiple ways to determine if that carton of milk in your fridge should be thrown out (smell test, taste test or just checking the "sell-by" date). But what's the best way to figure out if your food should be tossed or saved?

"Sell-by" dates may seem like an easy way to tell when to throw out food, but it turns out that in most cases, a "sell-by" or "best used by" date isn't an automatic warning sign that the food is spoiled.

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