infant formula

explained in an interview with WebMD

You can keep dry, boxed pasta for one to two years past its printed date.

according to Eat By Dateoffers the same estimate

Breakfast cereal lasts six to eight months beyond the date on the box when it's unopened.

breakfast cereal

told TIME

No matter what date is on the carton, you can use eggs within three to five weeks of purchasing them.

Cracking the Date Code on Egg Cartons

Raw meat and poultry keep long past their sell-by date if you freeze them.

According to

report on the agency's blog

Raw fish also lasts much longer in the freezer.

between six and nine months

Appearance and odor tell you more about whether cheese is spoiled than the date on the package.

As with many food items

according to the Gourmet Cheese Detective

Leafy greens, including bagged salads, can be revived with ice water if they begin to wilt.

green vegetables can be salvaged past their prime

You can keep dairy milk five days or more past its printed date.

Dairy milk

Shelf-stable, non-dairy kinds of milk

Canned foods have a long shelf life.

that exceeds their sell by or best by date

in the Journal of Food Science

between two and five years

Unopened packages of frozen fruit and frozen vegetables are good for eight to 10 months beyond their printed date.

frozen fruitfrozen vegetables

When unopened, yogurt will last two to three weeks in the fridge past the date on the container.

unopened yogurtup to two months, according to StillTasty

Bread is fine to eat if you don't see any mold.

According to StillTasty

Unopened jars of peanut butter can keep for up to a year past their printed date.


Some condiments, such as ketchup and mustard, are good for a year or two beyond their printed dates if the bottles are unopened.


Honey only spoils if it's introduced to moisture.


told Smithsonian Magazine


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