October 13, 2013

Sell by dates are hooey

How many of us have tossed out perfectly good food because it was past that SELL BY date or the USE BY date? You are not alone. But the folks at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic now tell us that those labels might be very misleading.

Since the average household tosses about $300 to $400 worth of food each year, that is good news. But which labels might still be valid? Use your nose to determine if milk is sour. And those yucky molds are a definite clue. Cheese should not be green and fuzzy.