Cleaning Out the Pantry?

Many of us are using this stay at home time to clear our pantries and freezers. If you wonder whether something is still edible or safe to use, there are several sources you can consult. For instance, if you find a package of ground beef in your freezer from last summer, is it safe to eat? You may be surprised to learn it is… the flavor may have degraded but it will not harm you. Rather than hamburgers, use it in a casserole.

And that box of crackers? Even if it’s beyond the “best by” date, it is not necessarily unhealthy. Check here for details.

For more information on this, click here to see a publication on food safety from the USDA. Click here for a list of other publications from the USDA.

Tidelines Editors