I just came across a hundred or so Nutrisystem meals that expired in may 2007...(housecleaner friend) is it worth the risk?..anybody really know?
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 1:51a
Just make sure your close to a toilet and have a stomach pump handy.But other than that Bon Appetit.
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 1:55a
I guess I needed a reality check..I was thinkin I could nuke em for 20 minutes.
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posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 2:43a
How did the world ever survive 30-40 years ago before food items were stamped with expiration dates? People must have got sick and died in droves. How could anyone have called those the good ol' days?
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 2:47a
I guess ..Thank God we were not here..Botulism has many friends........................
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 2:51a
But I'm thinkin of nukin these bastards..and still not quite sure..not that desperate but some good sounding meals.
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 8:46a
nanosoft said: But I'm thinkin of nukin these bastards..and still not quite sure..not that desperate but some good sounding meals.
Ok, I'l bite. If these meals have been frozen the entire time since purchase, go for it.
That said: microwaving expired food does *not* make it safe. It is usually not the microbe growing in the food that make you sick, but rather the toxins they exude. When you microwave the food, the mold/bacteria may die, but the toxins (being just chemicals) remain dangerous.
Back in Rehab
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 8:53a
On the plus side it would work great for weight loss with all the puking and crapping you will do if it is bad. But I'm sure it's fine to eat.
i'm not one to eat expired foods, but many of the dollar stores sell expired foods. is it a "best by" date or "eat by" date?
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 9:02a
nanosoft said: I just came across a hundred or so Nutrisystem meals that expired in may 2007...(housecleaner friend) is it worth the risk?..anybody really know?
These are freeze dried. I was on and off Nutrisystem for a few months. The food goes bad real quick. The entres started to get a moldy looking film on the top of them. I ate one anyways and it didn't make me sick, but the taste was off.
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posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 9:26a
I think we need more details. Any idea how old it is?
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 9:43a
Just stick to MRE's,10 year shelf life,no cooking needed.
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 2:24p
zzyzzx said: I think we need more details. Any idea how old it is? on the box it says..best if used by: May 2007 5300A they are kind of liquidy in a microwave safe thingy. this is off topic and not trying to make anything out of it. but if you don't hear from me..than you know why. was kind of wondering if anyone here knew how long I had to live. Bottom line..they look to good to throw away...any input helps..thx
Stand up guy
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 5:07p
That stuff wasn't edible in the first place. How would expiration date matter?
posted: Nov. 27, 2007 @ 6:47p
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