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What do food expiration dates actually mean?

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You reach into your refrigerator, ready to take a gulp of milk and you see that it has passed its expiration date. Do you chance it and take a sip or not? What do those expiration dates really mean? Find out more from the SciShow.

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Things may change in regard to expiration dates on food. Read this article from NPR and find out how and why. Also read, Why food labels don't mean what you think!

Another great video resource on this topic is from the American Chemical Society: Can I Still Eat This?

What about canned foods? Do they ever actually "go bad?" Read this article and find out!

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