Is my food still safe? Decoding food labels

Knowing if your food is safe to eat doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the terminology. And there’s one rule that’s easy – when in doubt, throw it out.

The only line you should never cross when finding out if your food is safe is the expiration date. No food should be consumed beyond the labeled expiration date.

Registered dietitian Kristi King of the Baylor College of Medicine offers these other hints for food safety.

Food Expiration

Learn more about what “use by” and “sell by” really mean in the news release.

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-By Andy Phifer

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