Expired food in the fridge may be still good
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Food safety experts are saying that you could be throwing away lots of money by tossing food from the fridge that is still good.
Some top safety experts say that just because your food says it's expired, doesn't mean that it necessarily is.
Companies put "use by" dates on their food voluntarily to tell you when it tatses best, not if it's going to make you sick.
The only food that federal law says must have one of those dates is infant formula.
One food expert says that you can use eggs up to three weeks after they expire, as long as they are cooked all the way of course.
Meat on the other hand, must be tossed out by the date on the package unless it's frozen.
As for pantry ideas that are either dry or processed; some may be good up to two years after the expiration date has passed.
Experts say to use common sense of course, if it looks or smells funny; toss it out.