Expiration Dates EXPLAINED!

Expiration dates are weird and potentially dangerous! What’s the difference between Best By, Use By, and Sell By?! Will that old battery explode, or those leftovers give you food poisoning?! Find out in this video, as we explore the bizarre and twisty world of expiration dates.

Created by:
Emma Mills & T. Michael (Mike) Martin

Hosted by:
Emma Mills

Written by:
Thomas Frank (collegeinfogeek.com)
& T. Michael Martin

Edited by:
Nathan Talbott

Directed by:
T. Michael Martin
Executive Producers:
Hank & John Green

LINKS AND ADDITIONAL READING:
Still Tasty’s database: http://www.stilltasty.com/searchitems…
http://io9.com/the-surprisingly-inexa…
http://www.futuretimeline.net/beyond-…
http://www.realsimple.com/home-organi…
http://lifehacker.com/almost-everythi…
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/t…
http://www.medicbatteries.com/alkalin…

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Eat by Date – How long does Food last?

IMG from “Food expired? Don’t be so quick to toss it” by Alexandra Sifferlin on TIME.com

It may come as a shock, but printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety. Thus, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after its printed date has passed. This article helps you determine what’s in a “use by”, “best before”, “best by” or “sell by” date to help you break away from the food date myth. Utilize the shelf life resource and stop throwing out perfectly good food.

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