Food Expiration Dates: Suggestion, or Drop-Dead Date?
Part of trying to live greener is learning to see shades of gray. That seems to be the lesson many environmentally-minded folks are telling us, including a great post today from Treehugger: Expired Food is Much Desired. Apparently, the UK's Approved Foods site is doing a bustling online business in past-date foods. Are all their customers saving money while risking their health?
Jonathan Bloom at the Wasted Food blog is something of an expert in the fine distinctions between moldy and inedible. While there is hope that manufacturers could move to using a sensor that reflects food's actual status rather than a static date, he points to this article from Culinate for tips about what to put in your mouth without putting your life in your hands.
See the rest of the tips here.