The most ‘Out of Date’ food product you ate and survived?
out of date expired food products
A lot of discussion in the press this week about ‘food waste’ and the fact that unrealistically short ‘Best Before’ dates are used on products to frighten consumers into throwing things away that are perfectly safe and edible. You can understand food producers who want to cover their backsides and also make sure that you don’t have their product hanging around in the back of your pantry for year’s…they want you to buy another one.
Anyway for a bit of pre-Christmas fun tell us about The most ‘Out of Date’ food product you ate and survived.
Mine was at a BBQ a couple of years back…I was offered a large sausage on a soft roll. It was an offer too good to refuse, I could have had ketchup, but I asked for mustard. The host disappeared for a few minutes and returned with a jar of Colemans Old English Mustard (see pic).
I liberally applied the mustard and devoured the sausage butty, thoroughly enjoyable. Later I found the mustard was FIVE YEARS out of date. Well I survived with no ill effects.
As it’s the festive season I will send an IFSQN pen to the members with the best stories.
At the International Food Safety & Quality Network we couldn't possibly advocate playing Russian roulette with your food…unless of course you wanted to. And who are we to dictate what you can and cannot do...we are not fascists.
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