Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images
Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images

So you went panic buying. Now food is reaching its use-by date. Is it safe to eat? What expiration dates actually mean

  • Experts say ‘best by’, ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ labels are more about food freshness and not so much about safety
  • From pasta and canned soup to cereal and oils, we find out how long a range of food will last in your larder – perfect for panic buyers who went a bit too far

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images
Don’t throw your expired goods away just yet. Experts say expiration date labels are more about freshness and not so much about safety – your eggs, pasta or soup are probably safe to eat. Photo: Photothek via Getty Images
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