Is It Safe To Eat Out Of Date Foods?


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As a general rule and a sensible one, the answer is not to eat any out of date foods. If you eat foods with a use by date which has expired, then you are actually running the risk of food poisoning.
Some people may assert that this is too 'nannyish' and the risk is actually very low. This is possibly true, but realistically, one case of food poisoning could lead to a great deal of discomfort and misery for someone, so each case is one case too many !
Sometimes food may actually be a risk when it looks, smells and even tastes ok, but there could be harmful bacteria lurking unseen and undetectable to the taste buds and nose.
So it is always best to err on the side of caution. If you do throw caution to the wind and then become ill, then remember that unfortunately you only have yourself to blame!

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