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Is your food safe to eat?

Some helpful tips on the hardest question to answer

August 29, 2012
Gail Slinde

Of the consumer calls I receive, the hardest to answer are those regarding how long food can be kept before it is not safe to use. Like many answers, this one depends on several factors: the type of food, the length of time the food sat on the store shelf before you bought it, the temperature of the food while it was in the store, its packaging, how efficiently your refrigerator or freezer runs, and the temperature in your cupboards.



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