Yoghurt, cheese, fish … The real lifespan of products

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Yoghurt, cheese, fish ... The real lifespan of products




Yoghurt, cheese, fish ... The real lifespan of products


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Yoghurt, cheese, fish … The real lifespan of products

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The expiration dates are at the origin of 20% of food waste, hence the interest of distinguishing DDM (date of minimum durability, the famous “to be consumed preferably before …”) and DLC (deadline consumption, or “to be consumed until …”).

It is possible to exceed the expiration date for a yogurt.

True. Stored at fridge, it stays good up to 3 weeks later.

The honey keeps for life.

True. Like sugar, salt, pasta, red lentils, white rice, spices. The flour will keep for years in a tightly closed package.

We avoid the expired sausage.

Faux. The date of a cured or smoked product can be exceeded by 3 weeks.

UHT milk can be drunk up to 2 months after the date indicated.

True. But then it contains less vitamins and minerals.

Soft cheeses cannot be consumed beyond the shelf life.

True. Feta, mozzarella, ricotta … can be carriers of listeria.

Canned fish can be eaten even after expiration.

True. Canned foods of any kind remain intact for many years. We are just wary of swollen, dented or rusted boxes.

Frozen hamburger steaks can be 3 months past the date.

True. Never thawed, frozen foods remain edible for several months: 30 months for fruits and vegetables; 24 for breaded fish and ready meals; 12 for shellfish and 9 for minced meat. But no more than 3 for homemade dishes.

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