Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keep It or Toss It? StillTasty Has Advice on Food Safety

Ever worry about eating eggs after the expiration date? Wonder about the best way to defrost frozen chicken or store oranges? Pondered if vinegar ever goes bad?

Then you need to check out and bookmark StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide (www.stilltasty.com). The site can help you decide whether to keep or toss edible items—everything from condiments and oils to snacks and baked goods. Their sources include the food safety research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state government organizations and non-profits that conduct studies of food storage and safety.

So, can you safely eat a whole chicken that been in the freezer for two years? According to StillTasty, yes, but it may not taste all that good.

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