Body for the food ,food for the belle. In as much as our body demand for food, there are food we must not keep after thier expiration this is due to acidic nature they posses. Below are some of the foods.
FRUIT & VEG: Berries
When left past their use-by date berries can grow a fury mold and become brown and soft. They are best kept in the fridge and eaten within five to ten days of purchase. They can also be frozen and can last in the freezer up to eight months
DAIRY: Whipped Cream
Homemade whipped cream should be eaten quickly, not because it could make you sick but because it will lose its texture and no longer be fresh whipped cream. After being kept in the fridge for a day it will lose its form and become a runny liquid with little flavor.
MEATS: Deli meat
Sliced meats bought from the deli section will only last about three to five days. Prepackaged sliced meat should never be consumed after the date on the package. Deli meat can carry listeria, a type of bacteria that grows even in cold temperatures and can cause fever, muscle aches, diarrhoea and serious complications for pregnant women.
As soon as they are removed from the sea, shrimps, fresh or frozen, are susceptible to becoming contaminated by bacteria. That’s why shrimp and other shellfish should be eaten as close to when it’s caught as possible.
FRUIT & VEG: Mixed salads
Pre-made bagged salads can carry E. coli and salmonella. They may be pre-washed multiple times but because they’re handled so frequently they are prone to getting bacteria. You can’t get rid of the pathogens if they’re present, but you can reduce the risk of them from growing by using the salad as soon as possible after opening and always throwing away leaves that are past their expiry.
To prevent chicken from going bad it must be stored properly and cooked well to avoid it becoming contaminated with E. coli. Eating chicken past its use-by date can cause gastroenteritis, meningitis and urinary infections.
Off fish should never be eaten. Eating fish that’s gone past its use-by date increases the chances of getting listeriosis, a disease that causes abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting.
The process of pasteurization gets rid of most bacteria in milk but it’s how its stored thereafter that can spoil it. If milk isn’t stored at the right temperature at the grocery store it can become contaminated with bacteria. Drinking off milk can cause stomach cramps, nausea, fever and diarrhoea.
FRUIT & VEG: Avocado
Slicing into an avocado and exposing it to oxygen is what makes it turn brown and inedible. The discoloration can be reduced by rubbing olive oil on it which makes it last longer. Sometimes avocados can go bad within hours. They should be stored in the fridge in a sealed container.
MEATS: Ground beef
It’s crucial to cook ground beef very well to avoid getting sick and it’s also very important to keep a close eye on the expiry date. Ground beef that has been left past its expiration is far more likely to be contaminated with staphylococcus aureus or salmonella. By eating contaminated ground beef you can get food poisoning and become very ill.
A lot of people get sick from eating eggs past their expiry date or food that contains gone-off eggs. It’s always important to check the expiration date on eggs when buying them and again when they’re consumed, especially if they’re kept in the fridge.
SEAFOOD: Clams & Mussels
Clams and mussels don’t have a long lifespan. They last up to three days in the fridge if they’re in the shell or only 24 hours if they’ve been removed from the shell. After that they will have a pungent smell and become more slimy and inedible.
FRUIT & VEG: Spinach
Spinach leaves left past their use-by date are very unappetizing. They can go bad quickly, especially if wet. They wilt and can even become slimy. To prolong their lifespan they should only be rinsed and dried before they’re used.
DAIRY: Soft Cheese
Soft cheese can contain listeria as well as E. coli. Cheeses such as brie, especially if they’re made with unpasteurized milk, are unsafe to consume past their use-by date. It’s recommended that soft cheeses be consumed within five to seven days if they’re bought from the deli section of a supermarket and don’t have a use-by date.
MEATS: Ground pork
Just like ground beef, ground pork’s expiry date should be monitored closely and cooked through well to avoid possibly contracting food poisoning. It can be the perfect breeding ground for various types of bacteria if not eaten within its expiration. There have even been cases where people with fragile immune systems have died from getting ill after eating bad ground pork.
Loaves of bread, especially soft bread that may contain milk, shouldn’t be eaten fresh past the use-by date. If bread does grow spots of mold, it should be thrown away immediately. Even if there are a few spots that can be cut away, chances are mold has spread throughout the loaf already.
As painful as it is to throw away something when you haven’t even opened it, especially when it’s pricey, you should always throw away raw, cold-pressed juices if they’ve expired. Fresh juices should only be consumed two to five days after they’ve been made. Raw, cold-pressed juices are unpasteurized and far more prone to contamination by bacteria and yeast.