USDA: We Can Ignore Expiration Dates on Canned and Dry Goods

Photo via Flickr user Robert Benner

Photo via Flickr user
Robert Benner

But one thing that has shined through in particular about the USDA’s keep-it-or-toss-it classification system is that they basically want us to ignore the expiration dates on canned and dried foods.

While many soups and boxes of spaghetti will be stamped with a date the following year (i.e., MARCH 2016), the USDA wants you to feel confident about cooking up that can of chunky-style beef stew in 2020. And good news: that rigatoni will be just as delicious in the spring of 2017.

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