10 Feb '12, 11am

Food still safe to eat after expiration date: Research

Food still safe to eat after expiration date: Research

Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) on Tuesday said most foods are safe even a few days after their expiration date. -- PHOTO: THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Everyone has had the experience of throwing away a half-eaten block of cheese or half-empty carton of milk because it has exceeded its expiration date. But the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) on Tuesday said most foods are safe even a few days after their expiration date. 'The expiration dates written on the cover of the products are usually for distribution. That is, they mean dates when the shop managers begin to take them off the shelves. At home, under well-controlled storage systems, one can eat expired foods without worrying too much about the datelines even if they have passed the dates by a few days,' Ms Song Gyu hye, a staff member of the agency, said. Ms Song's team condu...

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