Best of P-Mag: Do You Use the Smell Test?

This post has stuck with me for some reason. It pops into my head every time I smell a jug of milk before using it. It also gave me a solid base of information to use when I must explain to my children that they can still eat something, even if it is past the sell-by date. Mostly, though, I think it’s fun and it comforts me to know that I’m not the only one. –SaraB Read More Best of P-Mag: Do You Use the Smell Test?

Food Safety: Do You Use the Smell Test?

A recent discussion at my day job about the “smell test” for milk inspired me to do a little research into the confusing world of food sell-by dates. While I was aware of the somewhat soft nature of sell-by and use-by dates, I was surprised to learn that with the exception of baby food, there aren’t any federal regulations about the dates that go on our food. There are some state-level regulations, but not many. Read More Food Safety: Do You Use the Smell Test?