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    The 12 Daily Food Safety Mistakes You’re Probably Making
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/med...snbcrd#image=1

    Here’s How Long You Can Eat Food After the Expiration Date
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    What’s the definition of an expiration date?

    Here’s some shocking but true news: those date claims are often regulated by no one but the food brands themselves. “The FDA does not require manufacturers to place expiration or use by dates on food products except for infant formulas,” says Deborah Kotz, press officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Some state and local agencies require expiration dates on certain food labels, but most often, manufacturers voluntarily include expiration or use by dates.”

    In fact, one Harvard researcher likened these non-regulated dates to “the Wild West.” So what do these far-from-scientific terms truly mean? Here’s a debrief from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service:

    Best by: For consumers; a sign of when flavor or quality is at its peak. This has no relation to food safety.

    Sell by: For the store; a sign for how long to keep a product on shelves. This has no relation to food safety.

    Use by: For consumers; a sign of when to use a product by for the best quality. This has no relation to food safety.

    Notice a theme?

    Confusion over these dates causes a whopping 90 percent of Americans to trash perfectly safe food, says a Food Marketing Institute survey. Common culprits include soup, eggs, dairy products, cereal, and bread. (Speaking of bread, have you read about the best place to store it?)

    So, is it safe to eat expired food?

    Because there is no clear-cut definition of an expiration date, New York City-based dietitian, Brooke Alpert, RD, author of The Diet Detox, explains that you can trust your instincts: “A good rule of thumb to follow is to use your senses; if something smells, feels, tastes, or looks bad, it probably is,” says Alpert. “If you are not sure, always err on the side of caution to avoid foodborne illness.”

    Taub-Dix chimes in to explain that storage techniques are key when it comes to extending the shelf-life of your food. “If a product is stored properly, it should last beyond the date listed on the package. There is so much food waste in this country—it’s sad how much good food gets thrown in the trash,” she says.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nut...z&ocid=msnbcrd

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    • From fish to bacon: A ranking of meats in order of healthiness

      As an average consumer, you probably have a vague awareness of the nutritional value of your meats - fish being better than red meat, for example. The issue can be complicated, because all meats have pros and cons, research can come up with conflicting results, and studies can surprise us. For example, research suggests that in terms of cholesterol alone, eating white chicken meat is as bad for you as eating beef.

      Still, there's a generally agreed upon hierarchy of nutritional value when it comes to meat, and small shifts in your diet might have greater effects than you realise. In a study of the Danish population, researchers found that Danes could gain more than 7000 years of healthy life annually if they ate the recommended quantity (340 grams or 12 ounces per week) of fish while replacing red and processed meats in their diet.

      "It's important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all healthier diet or meat per se," says Janese Laster, a physician nutrition specialist in Washington DC. Also crucial? "There are differences in farming practices, so throughout the United States [and the world], each person is getting different risks and benefits from the meats." Keeping that in mind, here are some conclusions that can be made about different categories of meat, starting with the good.
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      https://www.goodfood.com.au/good-hea...0190704-h1fxky

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      • The strange story of Britain’s oldest sweet

        First created as a medicine, liquorice cakes have been eaten throughout the centuries – and are an unlikely symbol of Yorkshire.
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        http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2019...=pocket-newtab




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        • Magical Microbes: How to Feed Your Gut

          Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither.

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          https://getpocket.com/explore/item/m...=pocket-newtab

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          • Could go in 'recipes', but might fit better here;

            The strange science inside your sourdough
            We know sourdough’s flavour and texture comes from the activity of microscopic bacteria – but where exactly are they coming from?
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            http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2019...=pocket-newtab

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            • Some interesting ones on this list and some very relevant considerations many don't know of;

              Never Eat These Foods After Reheating!
              6 Foods That Turn Poisonous When Reheated!

              http://healthlignetap.com/never-eat-...MTU2NTk2MDk4Mg

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              • Study: Live Longer By Eating Apples, Drinking Tea Every Day

                https://www.studyfinds.org/study-liv...ids-every-day/

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