Drinking expired milk?
It expired 4 days ago but it smells fine. I drank it and it was a little sweet but I'm pretty sure that when milk is gone bad, it tastes sour. Is it okay that I drank it?
- Anonymous7 months agoFavorite Answer
Yeah, you're fine. As you say, you will know if it's off. Manufacturers are very zealous with their use-by dates, most food last much longer. I've accidentally drank off milk before and, disgustingly, swallowed a bit. An upset stomach for 20 mins and everything was fine. No fret :)
The bacteria in the milk aren't pathogens, they don't want to infect a host, they just want to feed off the sugar in the milk, so they don't 'infect' you, but their presence in your body isn't pleasant.
- FLv 67 months ago
If it's been kept in the fridge, it will be OK way past the sell by date, if kept in a warm room, it will be off, way before then.
- heart o' goldLv 77 months ago
I would not, but I’m very fussy about food.
“When in doubt, throw it out” is my motto.
Having had vicious food poisoning a couple of times in my life, once was sick for three days, I don’t take chances of any sort with old food.
- george 2Lv 67 months ago
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- 7 months ago
It might be ok, but as soon as start to feel ill you must call a doctor.
- ZapataLv 67 months ago
It's fine, don't worry. If it isn't, you'd know by now.
- geezerLv 77 months ago
You'll know from the taste if milk has gone off .. and anyway what do you think sour cream and yoghurt are ?
- M JohnsonLv 67 months ago
No worries if it wasn't lumpy.
- CrystalLv 47 months ago
You should be fine. The smell test and checking for lumpy bits is a good indication as to whether milk is okay or not.
- NāgaLv 77 months ago
You'll be fine, when milk is bad your nose knows it way before your tastebuds do.