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Knightrider
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2007/06/20 18:51:45 (permalink)
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Use by dates?

How long past the use by date would it be safe to use stuff?
for example cold cooked chicken bought from Marks and sparks.. got some today with todays date as was in a rush but probably wont eat it until about 5am tommorow.. I know its only 5 hours but im pretty fussy with food!

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    dirtyvest
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    RE: Use by dates? 2007/06/20 18:56:20 (permalink)
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    A few hours I wouldn't worry about.... unless it smelled funky

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    tipex
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    RE: Use by dates? 2007/06/20 20:00:18 (permalink)
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    bit of fur wont kill you.

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    RE: Use by dates? 2007/06/20 20:41:59 (permalink)
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    Best before - means you can use after the date but it wont be at its best
    However,
    Useby means what it says -useby or it will have started to spoil

    If you did get sick eating past a useby date you have no comeback on where the food came from as you disregarded the instructions.

    Personally If something is getting near its use by i will cook it and put it in the fridge which gives me another couple of days at least

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