Most food products have a date stamped on the package, but does it mean anything?
You spend and spend your hard-earned money to pack the refrigerator and the pantry, and the minute you do a clock is ticking down the path to “expiration” and “use by” dates. The USDA estimates that we throw out 96.4 billion pounds of food each year.
Listeria, salmonella and E.coli are words that have conditioned us to a fear reaction by years of foodborne illness scares. But problems don’t have to come from a tainted factory; you can grow them right at home.