For living food, water and air are the main necessities. When it comes to food; people have different preferences. Not all the food comes with clear labels of their validity and expiration date. Let us have a look how to determine the expiration date of unpackaged or natural food such as milk, egg, meat and the like.
According to a research report by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) expiry of any kind of meat can be identified by a sudden change of color, or it looks messy and shabby. Meat is not like any other food, it’s the most hazardous when eaten rotten or expired. Never take a chance on this matter.
Meats can be identified by color, but it can be quite difficult to identify if the veggie like kale, spinach, lettuce have gone bad or not. These vegetables should not be kept for long and if possible these can be blended with other food for intake. Being green veggies these have moist bags, a breeding ground for microbes. Take a look and throw the veggies out if you notice something glutinous.
Cereals and grains, which are packaged food, even after having an expiry date, can be consumed for 12 more months. This goes for potato chips, stale cereal. They have multiple uses and can be utilized to make crumbs or crusts.
There is an easy process to check if the eggs are fine or not. In a glass of water, if the egg floats it is spoiled. If the egg goes down then it is ok to grab a bit of omelet or poach.
34 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature which keeps dairy products fresh almost for 7 days. In any other temperature, milk should not be consumed after the expiry date. Soft and Hard cheese last more than 7 days, just take a look if there is an outer layer that needs to be sliced out.