As movement restrictions and quarantine measures continue to be implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19, people are trying to make fewer trips to the grocery store and buy larger quantities of food. WorldAware's senior director of food safety and contamination prevention, Gary Weber, explains why expiration dates can be ignored for certain foods in an article by Huffington Post.
“The ‘best by,’ ‘sell by’ or ‘use by’ terms are linked to quality standards set by the manufacturer,” said Weber. “These are not linked to safety for foods, with the notable exception of infant formula — and even in this case, the concern is nutritional quality and palatability.”
Read the full article here: 6 Foods With Expiration Dates You Can Probably Ignore