Dpoll 42: Do you throw away what is over its expiry date?


Dpoll 42: Do you throw away what is over its expiry date?


Today I threw away a pot of Marmite.

It was 7 years over its expiry date. This was not the reason I threw it away but none of us like the taste and we do not know what to do with it.
As I was a child the expire date on articles did not exist. By now it is common. No matter what it is about, bandages, plasters, ink, soap, shampoo or food (exception fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts) there is or should be a fabrication date and expiring or "able to consume till at least" date on it.

"Expiring date" means it is so longer good.
"Able to consume at least till" means the manufacturer guarantees you can consume it till at least this date (you mainly see this on fresh products like diaries).

Tests proved food/articles are seldom spoiled.
Canned food is still good after twenty years and you will not get food poison by eating it. If it's spoiled it is already after it was produced.
There is a lot of food that cannot get spoiled at all.
Still these dates are printed on the products and people throw it away, even a big part of what they bought because it stood in the cupboard too long.

If I buy something I look at the date but once I bought it I do not care of my vacuum or canned food, the peanutbutter, flour, salt, oil, species, pasta, herbs or sugar is over the expiring date.
It's my nose and taste that tells me if I can eat it.

Do you easily throw away what is expired?


  • Yes

  • No

  • Yes, days/weeks earlier

  • Other, ... (please, say what!)

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02.02.2020 11:45
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Voted for

  • Yes
02.02.2020 13:28
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03.02.2020 07:07
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Voted for

  • Yes
02.02.2020 14:22
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03.02.2020 07:08
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Voted for

  • No
02.02.2020 14:24
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Voted for

  • Yes
02.02.2020 15:00
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@russia-btc Thank you for voting. Ever been sick by using something that was expired? Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, water, salt, bread or?Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

03.02.2020 07:10
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Voted for

  • No

A few weeks ago I drank many glasses of tea, which I made with tea filters that are expired in 2010. Yes, 10 years ago, but it was delicious tea, so it was not bad.
A friend of mine gave them to me a few months ago. I think it was in 2019 november.
Today (2020.02.02) I ate a bread, which expired on 2020.01.31.
The food is still good and edible. I am not going to trow away a good food.

02.02.2020 15:25
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@xplosive Good to hear that. I use it too I seldom saw in my life something that was spoiled. Only three times. A can soup and it was still closed, a smoked sausage vacuum packed and cheese. These 3 items were not over the date for months.

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03.02.2020 07:13
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Voted for

  • No

Those dates are just suggestions. If a food is bad, you'll know it's bad.

I haven't thrown away food that I bought in a long time.

02.02.2020 15:34
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@sharkthelion Thank you for your vote. Neither did I the Marmite I did. If possible I give it to someone else if it's not my taste and a gift.

Even for the dogs I rarely have leftovers to give to. ❀️Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

03.02.2020 07:15
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Voted for

  • Yes
02.02.2020 18:20
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Voted for

  • Yes
02.02.2020 23:11
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@maxer27 Thanks for voting.
Is there a reason why? It harmed your health? The soap, kitchen paper, toilet paper, the washing up liquid, shampoo, teabags, coffee bags, salt, sugar, flour or?Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

03.02.2020 07:37
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Go for others. I do throw them away if they don't taste any good even before it's expiry date. Like you said, some of the high sugar content or salted food has a very long storage span, those food can never grow bad because bacteria weren't able to grow. That however, greatly depending on the container that store those food. If it allows the food get contaminated, then Houston we have a problem. You can't eat those food anymore.

03.02.2020 00:44
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@davidke20 Thank you for your vote.
Common sense is the best. I didn't expect the outcome of this poll. Thought people would no longer throw away food that easily. πŸ€”β€οΈPosted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

03.02.2020 07:49
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Voted for

  • Yes
    • Yes, days/weeks earlier

Espically food. I'd rather not risk getting ill.

03.02.2020 01:50
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@billybohner How about your nose or using your eyes or taste?
You ever been ill of food?

The only food I had that was spoiled was spoiled long before the expire date (months) and it smelled terrible.

Thanks for your vote. πŸ‘Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

03.02.2020 07:58
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Voted for

  • Other, ... (please, say what!)

I'm watching carefully what I buy and what I consume, there's no such tjing as throwing away something as it's expired. No food waste.

03.02.2020 08:23
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Voted for

  • No
04.02.2020 05:59
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Voted for

  • Yes
04.02.2020 18:59
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Voted for

  • Yes
04.02.2020 19:06
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Voted for

  • Yes
04.02.2020 20:10
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Voted for

  • Yes
05.02.2020 22:48
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06.02.2020 07:03
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It can cause harm

08.02.2020 12:48
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@fredkese Everything can cause harm. Walking, choking i your food or coffee, the question is if you ever became sick of it or... if you are using your senses to check what you eat/drink/use.

It is not said everything can cause harm. Vitamins for example do not harm if they are over the expiry date they might lose a part of the vitamins.

It all depends to on how you store it.

If you throw it away when it is expired this means you will eat spoiled food without any hesitation as long as it is not at it's expiry date? πŸ€”Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

10.02.2020 08:29
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You have a better chance if it’s not over the expiry date

11.02.2020 20:13
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That is for sure but it is not spoiled from one day to the next just because of a date. Bandages, cloths, etc everything has an exliry date these days. It is good for the economy and bad for the amount of garbage we already live in. πŸ€”

12.02.2020 11:24
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Things are made not to last this days so we purchase more. Not sure if anything can be done

12.02.2020 16:09
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Thank you for being a member. We gave you an upvote. Greetings @team-ccc.

08.02.2020 13:36
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