many many of us ignore expiration dates and we are all still alive! this was thrilling news – but maybe a bit unsettling for those of you who i cook for if you are not of this mindset.
recently, a friend’s dad shared an article about the creation of a gelatin label that could help limit waste by more accurately determining when the food has actually spoiled/gone bad. here are some highlights from Adele Peters’ article:
“The next time you start to toss an “expired” carton of milk, consider this: Dates on packages don’t actually have anything to do with food safety or FDA regulations. Instead, the dates are a somewhat arbitrary indication of when a manufacturer thinks food might be freshest, and most food will likely be fine for days or weeks afterward.