Is it safe to eat foods past the ‘best before’ date?

University of Guelph food science professor Keith Warriner discusses best before dates

It’s a common food dilemma: the “best before” date on your packaged salad is tomorrow. Does that mean you have to eat it today? Will it become dangerous tomorrow at midnight? Not likely, says food science professor Keith Warriner. The best before date refers to the shelf life of an unopened product — once the