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    Is eating 1 day expired bacon safe?

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    When it still looks and smells normal?
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    Well I eat disgusting smelling expired bacon sometimes. It won't kill you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Well I eat disgusting smelling expired bacon sometimes. It won't kill you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    When it still looks and smells normal?
    Yes. The sell by date is pretty arbitrary; bacon is a preserved food and traditionally a cured side would last through the winter. Commercial bacon may not be so well preserved, but even stuff in a plastic wrapper will have some keeping qualities, apart from the plastic... If it smells bad, or goes a funny colour, throw it. If it smells OK and still looks healthy, cook and enjoy.

    I knew a lady who farmed in Derbyshire years ago who cured her own bacon, from her own pigs (organic, free range). The only problem she ever seemed to have was if a blow fly got near it and laid eggs on the bacon - she inspected it often and if that happened, just scraped off the eggs and wiped with a vinegar soaked cloth! And it was delicious - the best bacon I've had.

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    Here we have "pull dates" on our foods - the last day the food can be on the grocery store shelf. The food, depending on type, is good 7-14 days after the pull date. After that it's sniff and pray.

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    At the store I work at we give the expired food to Second Harvest. Most perishables last a couple days longer before it needs to be frozen. Canned and shelf stable packaged product are good for a lot longer than expiration date.

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    I don't know if it's a pull or expire date. I get it pretty much straught from a farm and they just write a date on the package. If I buy the bacon on that date, I get 50% off but I usually eat it the next morning
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    You'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    You'll be fine.
    It's just that I had salmonella infection once, and I have a food poisoning phobia right now
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    have had food poisoning a few times and i'd eat it.
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