Is food ok to eat one day after the use by date?
It is a meat pie the meat being pre-cooked. Will it be fine to eat if it stays refrigerated?
- CliveLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Of course it is. Why do you think it suddenly become unfit to eat on one particular day? It doesn't. The date is only a guideline, so use your senses - does it smell "off"? How else did we manage before packaging?
The date is always set too early anyway to protect the store. It's not there to protect YOU. So I regularly eat food after the date printed, and I'm OK. And you're safer still if it needs cooking.
- 6 months ago
It should be fine. Companies usually put the use by date earlier than the food would go bad because of legal reasons.
- heart o' goldLv 76 months ago
I typically won’t ever eat anything after the use by date. Especially meats, I try to use those right away.
- MarkLv 76 months ago
Oh, it's usually fine, even milk if it isn't kept in the door (it get sour REALLY quick there, as every time you open the refrigerator, it is more of less OUT of the refrigerator.)
In general use-by dates are kind of arbitrary or signify when the food is best-tasting, but it won't POISON you or anything.
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- 6 months ago
I do it all the time. It is fine.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 76 months ago
Eat it, it will be fine .
- wind_updollLv 76 months ago
Yes, especially since it’s precooked. There’s an over abundance of foods that are still edible, yet discarded after the expiration date, yogurt for example. It’s a shame.
- DontTellMeLv 76 months ago
If it smells foul or mold is visible, it's spoiled.
Otherwise, foods don't always spoil by the use date. Or they can spoil several days before. Like milk and other dairy products.
- BJJLv 76 months ago
Yes , just make sure it's properly heated or cooked
- Anonymous6 months ago
no it is not good