To use flour one month out of date
Mammylamb · 30/11/2019 20:29
Was looking to bake a cake tomorrow (having a rare day at home with Dh and DS). Just realised all the flour went out of date at the end of October.
I was thinking it would still be ok to use in a cake. Aibu?
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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NorthernLightss · 30/11/2019 20:51
For food that perishes quickly like meat, dairy etc, you can be sure that someone in a lab has tested that food at day 1, day 2, day 3... to check levels of bacteria, mould etc and identify exactly when the food is at its best / becomes unsafe to eat.
For dry items that have a shelf life of a year or so, it's less likely that anyone has identified that the food is genuinely past its best at that date. More likely that they tested it for a year after production, and don't think its worth it to pay the extra lab fees to identify when it actually goes off. Maybe the floor would be fine for two years after being packaged, but they only tested it for one year, so use that date.
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