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By Megan Johnson McCullough
Special to Village News 

Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks: Expiration dates, proceed at your own risk


Last updated 6/24/2019 at 2:17pm

Keeping food in a freezer helps keep it fresh.

What is that smell? Open the container of yogurt and can barely inhale. Did you know that the only items required by federal law to label expiration dates are infant formula and particular types of baby foods?

People live in a world of prolonged shelf life due to the processed nature of what they eat. The concept behind labeling expiration dates coincides with the phrase, "Proceed at your own risk." The expiration date is the recommended last day the item should be eaten or used for consumption.

There are a number of catch phrases when it comes to expiration date labeling. "Best if used b...

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