What happens If you eat expired Kurkure?

In this article, we will answer the question “What happens If you eat expired Kurkure?”, and what type of foods are safe or unsafe after the expiration date?

What happens If you eat expired Kurkure?

Eating expired Kurkure won’t make you sick. This is true for all the packaged foods like cereals, pasta, cookies, snacks, etc. Once past the expiry, packaged food might not taste the same. It may become stale as in the case of Kurkure or lose its flavor. 

Such food can be discarded for quality purposes. However, It the packaged food gives off an awful smell or you notice any visible organic growth, discard the food. This happens If the packaged food has been stored improperly.

Read on If you want to know what kind of food products are safe to eat past their expiry and which ones are not safe.

About those food expiration dates 

The sell-by, use-by, and best-by dates on the packaged food are not an indicator of safety but quality. These dates are not dictated by the government or regulatory authority. Instead, the manufacturers decide it based on the ingredients and the processing of their product.

What are the risks of eating expired food?

Expired food does not cause food poisoning unless It is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria or mold. Any food past its expiry that is contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria or other pathogenic microbes is likely to taste awful. 

Besides organic growth on expired food is pretty visible. That alone is enough to stop you from eating potentially harmful expired food. 

Cross-contamination is one of the major causes of food poisoning. This occurs due to the mishandling of the food. 

Botulism is the most common food-borne illness that results in form consuming contaminated canned food. Symptoms of Botulism include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and fever. 

Foods that might be OK after the best-by date 

Pasteurized milk, cheese, and yogurt

All of these milk products undergo pasteurization during processing which kills the pathogenic and spoilage microbes. If stored correctly, these dairy products can be consumed after their best-by date unless theory looks or smell bad. It is not recommended to consume soft cheese after expiration.

Non-perishable foods 

Some of the perishable foods that may be good to eat even past their bets-by are discussed below.

Cereal 

The cereal begins to go stale quickly once It’s past its expiry. But you can prolong its shelf-life by storing it correctly. Cereal with added fats and nuts will have a shorter shelf-life than plain cereal. It is always a good idea to pour yourself some cereal to check If It is good or not.

Pasta 

Dry pasta, stored in a cool, dry, and dark place has a much longer shelf-life than the standard 1-2 years. However, the case is different with fresh pasta which has a lot of water and probably some eggs. Fresh pasta only lasts 1-2 days in the fridge, after which, It should be discarded.

Bread 

Bread goes stale once it’s past its expiry but it may still be safe to eat. If the bread tastes sour or If you notice any type of organic growth over your bread, throw it in the bin. Stale bread can be used to make crispy french toast or croutons. 

Foods not to eat after the expiration date

Perishable foods like deli meat, raw eggs, ready-to-eat foods that are not heated, and unpasteurized dairy products should not be consumed past the expiration date. 

Tips on food safety 

Store food safely: To avoid cross-contamination, cooked or uncooked produce or any other food product should be stored away from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.

Handle it properly: Personal hygiene and the cleanliness and sanitation of food contact surfaces are important to avoid food-borne illness.

Cook the item to safe temperature: To kill the harmful bacteria, perishable foods should be cooked to a safe internal temperature. The safe internal temperature for poultry is 165 degrees. For beef and pork, It is 145 degrees. While the egg dishes need to be cooked to a safe internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Maximize the shelf-life of the product: The food products kept in the pantry should be stored in air-tight metal, glass, or plastic containers. The temperature should be steady between 50 and 70. Perishable products like eggs and meat should be stored in the fridge at a steady temperature of 4 degrees or below.

Track how long the item’s been stored: Different types of food products have a different shelf-life when stored in the fridge or freezer.

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “What happens If you eat expired Kurkure?”, and what type of foods are safe or unsafe after the expiration date?

References

https://www.livestrong.com/article/480566-effects-of-expired-foods/

Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.