Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yesterday's castoffs may be tomorrow's dinner

Have you ever found expired good on grocery shelves? Such finds would  be a prized discovery for destitute shoppers in Greece. Kitchen Daily takes note:
In response to its ongoing recession, the Greek government is asking retailers to discount expired food. Greece's food safety board will extend final sell-by dates by as many as three months past the dates determined by the foods' manufacturers in order to help its citizens save money on food.
On the plus side, people should realize that "best by" dates on many foods packaged for long term storage are conservative estimates.  If you find a slightly expired can of soup or beans in the back your pantry, it never hurts to at least inspect the contents before choosing to toss it.

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