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Truth Behind Food Expiration Dates and Why They Are Useless

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Cracked explains the truth behind food expiration dates and why they are essentially meaningless. The dates are put in place by the food manufacturers with no clear rules or guidelines, so they can often be misleading or confusing.  In the video, host Carmen gives a brief history of the dates and some possible ways to improve the system to make it more useful.

Cracked explains the truth behind food expiration dates and why they are completely useless. The dates are put in place by the food manufacturers with no clear rules or guidelines, so they can often be misleading or confusing — in short they have no research on what will get spoiled when. Carmen gives a brief history of the dates and some possible ways to improve the system to make it more useful.


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