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NFT: Bread (suggested retail date) & other items

RicosRoidedElbow : 5/19/2019 2:54 pm
Shelf life, expiration whatever.

Say the suggested retail date for an unopened loaf of bread is May 20th, How long would you go before its tossed? What about milk?

We had this insane party here last night for my graduation from college (first in my family), no father growing to show me the way but anyway my Aunt brought a loaf of bread and no one opened it but it was left here. How long would you use this before giving this the toss?

What are the rules (or really your wives rules) on what goes down regarding food? Essential formative thoughts.
Thatís just a sell by date  
UConn4523 : 5/19/2019 2:57 pm : link
not an expiration date. Milk is bad when it smells. Bread is bad when it isnít soft anymore or moldy.
Mik?  
section125 : 5/19/2019 2:57 pm : link
sniff test - easy.

Bread, no mold and not stale (you could toast) keep eating.
You are not going to get sick from bread  
steve in ky : 5/19/2019 2:58 pm : link
It will get stale, old, and taste bad to where you want to toss it before you would ever get sick from it.

Milk you should be able to smell it and tell if it has gone bad.
BTW, the US Army  
section125 : 5/19/2019 3:01 pm : link
did a study. Asked the mfgs about expiration dates on various things and found out that they were not really justified. Many of the things they were buying were actually perfectly fine well past expiration dates.
RE: BTW, the US Army  
steve in ky : 5/19/2019 3:06 pm : link
In comment 14448851 section125 said:
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did a study. Asked the mfgs about expiration dates on various things and found out that they were not really justified. Many of the things they were buying were actually perfectly fine well past expiration dates.


Yeah these dates are not really meant as a safety indicator.
Typically bread supports mold at some point  
BlueLou'sBack : 5/19/2019 3:20 pm : link
and the first mold you see in bread is fuzzy white spots. Don't eat bread at that point, certainly not the slices or parts that show the mold, and probably you should toss the whole loaf.

Certainly if milk smells bad it's gone, but beyond that, or before that, I would actually taste a very small bit of milk that's old, but still "smells OK."

If the taste is the least bit sour or bitter or simply abnormal, toss it.
Donít take the bait from this guy  
10thAve : 5/19/2019 3:48 pm : link
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When it starts to get stale use  
rebel yell : 5/19/2019 4:58 pm : link
it to make French toast, or croutons, or go feed some ducks.
RE: When it starts to get stale use  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/19/2019 5:45 pm : link
In comment 14449020 rebel yell said:
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it to make French toast, or croutons, or go feed some ducks.


lol throw it at the neighbors dogs
My rule is  
TrueBlue56 : 5/19/2019 6:08 pm : link
When in doubt, throw it out. Eggs, milk and bread. I love fresh milk, so I will buy the freshest milk. Everything is usually gone before expiration date, but if it isn't, it goes.
Organic milk  
gmenatlarge : 5/19/2019 6:45 pm : link
Amazingly stays fresh much longer than the regular.
Freeze it  
MattinKY : 5/19/2019 6:47 pm : link
Freezing bread does a pretty good job of killing the yeast which is where the mold grows from. (Yeast and residual sugar.)
Fresh French or Italian breads can also be frozen.
I  
Adam G in Big D : 5/19/2019 8:09 pm : link
Freeze my bread. And butter.
i keep my bread in the fridge/freezer always  
CGiants07 : 5/19/2019 8:24 pm : link
then take out as needed for like the week
Bread depends how you handle or store it  
xman : 5/19/2019 8:26 pm : link
leave it in your car in July and it gets mold quick. Refrigerating it works but it does dehydrate the bread a bit. But if you are not going to eat in quickly it at least keeps it edible.
RE: Donít take the bait from this guy  
eric2425ny : 5/19/2019 8:56 pm : link
In comment 14448916 10thAve said:
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Yup, May 2019 registered date, odd topic, sounds like O Butter.
Denny is fucking relentless  
adamg : 5/19/2019 9:04 pm : link
it's genuinely odd.
RE: RE: Donít take the bait from this guy  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/19/2019 10:20 pm : link
In comment 14449173 eric2425ny said:
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In comment 14448916 10thAve said:


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Yup, May 2019 registered date, odd topic, sounds like O Butter.

As well as every previous Simo dupe handle. The guy is a one-trick pony.
More..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/19/2019 10:27 pm : link
like a one-trick ameoba.

Expiration date on this bullshit passed years ago. But rinse and repeat.
I operate  
Giantophile : 5/20/2019 12:05 pm : link
a food manufacturing company -- the sell by or BBE dates are often part of liability mgmt for retailers. Often times we are required to put 2 year code dating when studies show the product (confectionery) is completely fine well beyond 3 years.
When a hotdog roll gets old the hing breaks off  
xman : 5/20/2019 1:41 pm : link
vendors will not accept it. Try eating a Kaiser roll that is old or a bagel that is hard. You can always soften them up by putting it in polybags but its not the same as fresh

High end restaurants demand fresh for a good reason. If taste is the test FRESH is the best
I don't mind sour milk  
Bill L : 5/20/2019 2:33 pm : link
it subs for buttermilk in pancakes. Actually, if I don't have buttermilk, I'll make my milk sour with acid.

And yeasts/molds aren't killed by freezing. They're just not growing at that time. When you thaw the bread (or whatever) the microbe picks up where it left off.
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Mike in Long Beach : 5/20/2019 3:27 pm : link
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