A good reminder that there’s usually nothing wrong with eating foods after their “best by” dates printed on the package, can or jar. According to this article, dates on cans and boxes are “the manufacturer’s best guess as to when its products will no longer be at peak quality.” As long sign of spoilage, such as bulging cans or a bad smell, most items are good to eat.
Here’s another useful bit: “As a rule, metal lasts longer than glass, which lasts longer than plastic.” My personal experience is that glass jars last longer than metal cans for tomato and other acidic products.
Published 1/25/2023. Read full article.