Expiration Dates, Explained - Here’s some food for thought: Expiration dates refer to quality and freshness of food, not safety. (Yep, that’s a shocker!) So even if a food item passes its expiration date, that item could technically still be safe to eat. We dug a little deeper to find out what different types of “expiration” dates really indicate, and if they can be useful for consumers.

What Expiration Dates Really Mean

Expiration Dates, Explained - Here’s some food for thought: Expiration dates refer to quality and freshness of food, not safety. (Yep, that’s a shocker!) So even if a food item passes its expiration date, that item could technically still be safe to eat. We dug a little deeper to find out what different types of “expiration” dates really indicate, and if they can be useful for consumers.

Free printable cheat sheet of the shelf life of makeup and cosmetics, providing the expiration dates for beauty products {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}

Shelf Life Of Makeup & Cosmetics: Expiration Dates

Free printable cheat sheet of the shelf life of makeup and cosmetics, providing the expiration dates for beauty products {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}

Avoid eye infections, breakouts, and more health issues by tossing your beauty products once they've expired according to this guide.

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Avoid eye infections, breakouts, and more health issues by tossing your beauty products once they've expired according to this guide.

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How Long Is It Safe to Keep Your Food? Navigating Food Expiration Dates

Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

Food Expiration Dates And Actual Shelf Life

Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

Confused by the new food expiration dates? Don't be! Learn how to tell the difference between use by date and best by dates!

Confused by the new food expiration dates? Don't be!

Confused by the new food expiration dates? Don't be! Learn how to tell the difference between use by date and best by dates!

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Canned food expiration date MYTH - are you wasting food?

Busting the Canned Food Expiration Date MYTH

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Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

Information on food shelf life, how to read expiration dates, actual food shelf life, and how to store it. Don't throw a away food that is still good.

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