Here on the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® we sat up at attention when we read that most foods are just fine for days, weeks, and, yes, even months past the sell-by dates!
The most important thing to know, as you read this New York Times story, is that MOLDY items are the exception. Mold in most foods signals bacteria that can be dangerous. (We say most foods because mold on cheese is fine – just cut it off.) In our kitchens we discovered that mold often grows on food because we use our fingers, reaching into the liquid-filled container to get the peppers, olives, etc. And we double-dip, tasting twice from the container with a spoon —that’s how beneficial bacteria in yogurt is rendered useless.
Visit SavetheFood.com to learn about how to store and freeze food so it stays fresh and safe to eat long past those dates on the container. No more waste!
Read the Times’ story. When you’re through, please let us know what you think on the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear your reactions!