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Surprising foods you can safely eat past their use-by dates

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Have you ever been scared to eat the food in your fridge because it’s “out of date”?

While some foods should indeed be chucked after their “use by” has passed, others you can take with a pinch of salt.

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It is always wise to pay attention to the dates when it comes to meat, fish and seafood, but plenty of other foods are perfectly fine to eat.

Sheer Luxe revealed 13 foods you can safely eat past their use by date.

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Although your favorite snacks might lose some of their freshness once their best by date has passed, you can eat them for a few weeks after.

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Dried pasta
While dry pasta usually comes with a long shelf life, you can push this to three years if it is stored in a cool, dry and airtight environment.

 

 

Canned goods
Most tinned food will come with a best before date that is years ahead, but adding on extra time won’t hurt you.

As long as your cans are undamaged and stored somewhere cool away from direct light, they can last four around four years.

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Bread 
The use-by date on bread assumes you’ve left it out in the kitchen, but you can extend this by up to two weeks by keeping your loaf in the fridge.

Pickles
Preserved foods such as pickles can last for up to two years past their use by date if they’re stored in an airtight container in the fridge, but  they may start to lose some of their crunchiness.

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