Making sense from ‘sell by dates’ & ‘shelf life’

New Mexico Living

Food waste is a big concern in the land of plenty. Many of us confuse the ‘sell by dates’ and the actual ‘shelf life’ of the product.

For many, it’s like throwing money away in the trash. Registered Dietitian Sara Robbins with Dairy Max appeared on New Mexico Living and offered some great advice. She said just because the date may show a ‘sell by date’ doesn’t mean it’s going bad. In fact, she says, it usually has another week of shelf life. If there is cooked chicken or meats, the general rule of thumb is to toss it no more than three days after it’s been in the refrigerator.

Dairy MAX is a connected group of experts in dairy farming, education, health and wellness, and business, who are fanatical about the power of dairy. We work for dairy farmers – building understanding around dairy as a healthy, beneficial, everyday food choice; connecting the role of the dairy farmer to American tables.

Go to Dairy Max for more information.

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