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Old 01-30-2005, 07:51 AM   #1
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Expiration date, quick question?

I went food shopping last night at whole foods and I like to stock up on things and bought 2 of my yummy organic 2% cottage cheese by Horizon and looked near the lid and It says, "Best if Used by Feb 3." Does that mean that It will be expired by then, I don't think but how long do I have? That means I only have 3 days to eat 2 of them and I probably wont but unfortunately I didn't read the date until today and usually I buy it and it has a date on it for about 2 weeks later. I don't see an expiration date?

Veggie girl, what's the name of that bread you mentioned in another post that is wheat free. Hopefully it isn't frozen. I didn't buy any bread last night cause I don't like frozen bread and I didn't feel like going to giant eagle too. I think I'm going to bo with rye bread or try what Veg girl mentioned.

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Old 01-30-2005, 08:49 AM   #2
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

I never go by the expiration date, just by smell!

In my experience, yogurt and cottage cheese have ALWAYS lasted longer than the expiration date by a few days. Just give it the old smell test.

 
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

yeah if it smells of vinegar don't eat it Jess.. lol oh and, always take the ones in the back..the fresh ones are always in the back..the old ones are in the front..

later Jess.

 
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

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yeah if it smells of vinegar don't eat it Jess.. lol oh and, always take the ones in the back..the fresh ones are always in the back..the old ones are in the front..

later Jess.
Okay, thanks! I always thought that it meant "SELL BY" that date. And there is a certain amount of days after that (I forget how many) is considered safe.

 
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

I think its 4 or 5 days..but, always use your nose..lol

 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:50 AM   #6
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

I THINK that if it says "best by" it is still safe for a few days, but if it says "use before" it means it will spoil.. not sure though.

 
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Re: Expiration date, quick question?

With cottage cheese the smell/mold test is the best rule of thing. Pasteurized the stuff keeps for ages, unpasteurized depends more on your nose to determine if it's good.

Discard if you ever see and fuzz: blue, green, white, or even PINK.

 
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