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Was I unreasonable to give 3yo DD a yogurt that was a week past its use by date?

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EarnestDullard Sun 19-May-13 11:36:57

I didn't realise till I'd given it to her that the date on it was the 13th. It looked fine, smelled fine, and tasted fine, so I just let her eat it. MIL looked a bit aghast though. WIBU?

MomsNetCurtains Sun 19-May-13 11:38:24

No, it's ok! Generally yogurts can go for quite a bit longer than the sell by date. I've worked with chefs most of my working life and they will eat them a month out of date. smile

SantanaLopez Sun 19-May-13 11:38:46

I reckon you've got about a 24 hour window before you find out for sure grin

dizzy77 Sun 19-May-13 11:39:47

I am very relaxed about the use by on sealed yogurt, event with 2yo pfb. Yogurt lets you know when it doesn't want to be eaten anymore.

MomsNetCurtains Sun 19-May-13 11:40:02

Santana grin

LastTangoInDevonshire Sun 19-May-13 11:43:31

Oh my God, what have you done you silly woman? How could you do that to a 2 year old? Have you no sense of right and wrong? Can you not read? Do you not care?

gallifrey Sun 19-May-13 11:47:51

reminds me of when dd was about 3 and I had given her some yogurts in her packed lunch for nursery. She always used to eat leftovers in the car on the way home and one day ate her yogurts. When we got home there was a note in her lunch box from nursery saying 'we didn't give dd her yogurts today as they are out of date' by then she had eaten them all up but when I looked at the lids they were about 10 days out of date lol! She was absolutely fine grin

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Sun 19-May-13 11:49:18

Dont worry about it. My son has had out of date yogurts a few times as I don't tend to read dates on food.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Sun 19-May-13 11:49:50

Reminds me of that Catherine Tate sketch where the boy eats an out of date Cinnamon and gooseberry yogurtgrin

MrsJacksonBrodie Sun 19-May-13 11:51:54

YANBU. At all.
I rebel against being dictated by BB/use by dates.
Dates, schmates <pfft>

dizzy77 Sun 19-May-13 11:53:43

Sorry lasttango was that for me? IMO there is a window beyond use-by dates on things like yogurt, cheese, fruit & veg etc, even eggs sometimes, particularly if they are sealed and I'll use my eyes, nose and taste buds to test these. For me, there is no such window for fresh meat, cooked meat, fish etc, so I'll use or freeze (if appropriate) before it expires.

There's a balance between retailers'/manufacturers risk management policy and the one I apply to the stock rotation in my fridge.

sparkle12mar08 Sun 19-May-13 11:53:58

You'd smell it if yoghurt was on the turn, trust me!

pigletmania Sun 19-May-13 11:54:24

Yes it's fine, I've given dd yoghurt 2 weeks past it's date looked and smelt fine and she fine

Laquila Sun 19-May-13 11:55:44

A friend who works at Muller is regularly given loads of out of date yoghurts to take home, as apparently all their employees are! Personally I wouldn't give it a second thought but then I bloody love yoghurt and eat about three gallons a week, and wouldn't be out off unless it was bubbling and/or turned to cheese.

marzipanned Sun 19-May-13 12:15:37

I've eaten yogurt over a month past the sell by date. IME it only goes bad if you open it and then leave it in the fridge for a while.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Sun 19-May-13 12:18:55

Are here it is Always worth a re-rungrin

HollyBerryBush Sun 19-May-13 12:23:27

Is she ill? sick? no? well it's fine.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Sun 19-May-13 12:26:50

'Are here it is' ? Blimeyconfused I meant 'Ah...' been watching too much Pirates of the Caribbean I thinkgrin

miffybun73 Sun 19-May-13 12:31:42

YANBU, but I'm surprised that it looked ok.

I find that by the use by date they've usually started to separate and go a bit watery.

If it looked and smelt ok then I'm sure that it was ok smile

TanteRose Sun 19-May-13 12:34:03

Chewing grin
"The infected dairy produce is well into my system by now"

Poor old Fergus grin

NUFC69 Sun 19-May-13 13:04:49

I once went to a talk by a manager from Waitrose and remember him telling us all that yoghurts are fine after their date and that in fact he had eaten them up to six weeks after their best before date, so I am sure your DC will be fine.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 19-May-13 14:13:57

I don't think DD has eaten in date yoghurt in all her 9 years. It is cultured 'soured' milk anyway so techinically already gone off. As long as there was no mould should be fine

marzipanned Sun 19-May-13 14:26:07

Chewing I am in tears. "The greedy gobble gannet!" The worst of it is that I used to speak exactly like that when I was a child blush (though my mum fed us out of date everything....just cut the mould off)

Lastofthepodpeople Sun 19-May-13 14:54:12

I'm sure she'll be fine. Like the other posters have said: you'd be able to tell if it wasn't okay to eat.

DH found half a mouldy potato on the floor last night. Turned out 3yo DS found it in the garden (probably a leftover from my planting six weeks ago) and when asked why there was only half DS said it was because he ate it. So far no adverse affects....

Chalk it up to building up her immune system grin

kotinka Sun 19-May-13 15:27:00

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