Is it ok to eat THAT?

The Farmer's WifeOctober 18, 2020

Ever conscious of wastage, we are now working on our Best Before and Use By dates, and you'll find we'll be regularly popping items up for SALE under Super Savers. This can be anything at all that we need to sell off during the coming week due to impending date deadlines. Just now you'll find a range of cheese and dairy at massively reduced prices. You win, we win!

BUT the big question is, is it ok to eat food after the Best Before date?
The answer is a resounding YES, in fact it is also legal to sell beyond the BB date too, so long as the food is fit for human consumption.

Cheese is often at its peak around the Best Before date and continues to ripen and soften after this date too. This week you'll find a couple rounds of camembert ready to go, among other things. Baked camembert is a perfect entertainer too...slash the top, drizzle with a little honey, sprinkle with herbs. Pop it into an oven ready dish to bake until the centre melts and oozes. Then all you need is bread or veggies to scoop.

On the other hand Use By means exactly that. Sell and consume the food before the Use By date, or toss it in the compost. This date can be extended though if you freeze food prior to the Use By date.

Top tip: if there is mould present, or an unpleasant smell, then do not risk eating. Toss the item in the compost and wash your hands, or the container thoroughly. 

Bookmark the Super Saver link to be sure you don't miss out on a good deal.


For more information on Australian Food Standards click here. 

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