The products we produce or buy commercially has an expiry. Every product is meant to be thrown or destroyed past the expiry date. If the products are still consumed after expiry, then they can cause mild to severe health problems.
Here is a list of foods you should definitely avoid once it is passed the expiry date:
COMMERCIAL COLD PRESSED JUICES
There are cold pressed juices available commercially that do not contain preservatives. Since they are free of preservatives, you need to consume the juices before the expiration dates mentioned on their bottles. They should never be consumed after the date on the bottle often only 2 to 5 days after it’s made. Because these juices are unpasteurized and contain no preservatives, they’re far more prone to contamination by bacteria or yeast and can cause stomach problems.
Expired eggs are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Eating them can cause mild symptoms ranging from abdominal discomfort, gas and diarrhoea to full-blown food poisoning. If you store your eggs in the refrigerator, you can safely eat them for up to four weeks after they were packed.
Soft cheeses are more risky to be consumed past the expiry date than the hard cheeses like cheddar. Soft cheeses such as brie and queso fresco may contain Listeria, as well as E. coli; especially if they’re made with unpasteurized milk. Consume them by the use by date, or within 5 to 7 days of purchasing it.
Listeria is a spoilage bacteria that can grow on deli meat (any meat rather) under cold conditions. That means listeria can thrive even if your deli meat has been properly stored in the refrigerator. So, always make sure that deli meat/meat is never consumed passed the expiry date.
Oysters are one of those foods that you should never eat past their expiry date. Vulnificus is a bacteria that builds up in expired/dead oysters. Consuming it can cause a serious form of food poisoning that affects the bloodstream. This can cause the body to go into septic shock and is hard to treat.
LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES
Leafy greens (premade salads, bagged, and loose leafy greens) might be prewashed multiple times but they have a tendency to carry bacteria like E.coli. Always wash these prior to eating, and don’t eat once they are expired, or once they begin to get slimy.
Chicken can get spoilt and make you ill if consumed, just like eggs. Freezing the chicken can extend the life for a few more months, but once thawed, make sure you thoroughly cook the meat to avoid any chance of contracting food poisoning by E.coli.