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Old 09-15-2008, 04:10 PM
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After selecting food items, it's up to you to take care of them properly.
The Food Keeper contains valuable food safety and storage advice to help you maintain the freshness and quality of foods that you purchase.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:41 AM
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so, can yogurt only be used up until seven days after the sell by date? Someone also said that you can freeze yogurt, does it taste good to eat after freezing? TIA!!
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how about pillsbury crescent rolls/cinnamon rolls?
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I recently purchased a ton of instant and regular oatmeal, and I'm thinking of canning it. would it prolong the shelf life? TIA
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I recently purchased a ton of instant and regular oatmeal, and I'm thinking of canning it. would it prolong the shelf life? TIA
If you mean to put it into a #10 can and dry pack can it with an oxypack, yes, it will extend the shelf life. You could store it up to 25 years drypacked properly.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:27 PM
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so, can yogurt only be used up until seven days after the sell by date? Someone also said that you can freeze yogurt, does it taste good to eat after freezing? TIA!!
I've used yogurt up to a month after the sell date and it was fine. Yes, you can freeze yogurt also. It tastes fine after freezing.
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I don't go by dates on cans, jars or boxes anymore - your nose will tell you if it is bad. I have had very few items actually go bad even years after the dates on the cans - I have "held" items just to see what would happen and items with oil can turn rancid and you can smell it immediately - granola bites don't last well, walnuts don't fare too well but almonds last much longer. I once opened a can of cream of mushroom soup that was 4 years past date and it looked funny and was separated - we did not use it, but it did not sell horrible - I think a lot of food is wasted here on the "dates" on the items.
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I purchased cans of turkey and pork chunks from the LDS cannery in 2002, I told my dh yesterday I'm throwing them out. He thinks they will still be fine, but I'm thinking no way - they are 7 years old, I don't want to die from food poisoning. What do you all think, would you dare eat it?
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I purchased cans of turkey and pork chunks from the LDS cannery in 2002, I told my dh yesterday I'm throwing them out. He thinks they will still be fine, but I'm thinking no way - they are 7 years old, I don't want to die from food poisoning. What do you all think, would you dare eat it?
Either way I would open one of them and see - is the button popped up or is it still depressed? You will be able to tell right away if meat is bad. If you still question it I am sure you could take it somewhere to see if there is any bacteria - would be interesting to know.

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Since I have a poor sense of smell, anything questionable goes by my cat first, esp. leftovers. If it's the slightest bit 'off' she won't touch it
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