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Can old cookies make you sick?
Last Updated: 26th February, 2020
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Also, can you get sick from eating old cookies?
Cookies, Crackers and Chips When cookies or chips get old, thestale taste is quite obvious. But as long as it doesn'tsmell bad (the oils in the cookie may go off over along period of time), and it doesn't crumble apart in your hand,then it's okay to eat more of thosesnacks.
Furthermore, what happens if you eat old food? "If you do eat a food past theexpiration date [and the food] is spoiled, youcould develop symptoms of food poisoning," said registereddietitian nutritionist Summer Yule, MS. The symptoms of foodborneillness can include fever, chills, stomach cramps, diarrhea,nausea, and vomiting.
Likewise, is it safe to eat cookies after expiration date?
Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of timeif they are not stored properly. Remember that cookies, likea lot of other sweets, usually have a best by date and notan expiration date. Because of this distinction, you maysafely use them to satisfy your sweet tooth evenafter the best before date has lapsed.
Is it safe to eat expired canned food?
“Food can be safe to eat even whenit doesn't look great or taste amazing,” he says. Cannedgoods: Most expiration dates on foods incans range from 1 to 4 years—but keep the foodin a cool, dark place and the cans undented and in goodcondition, and you can likely safely double that shelf lifefrom 3 to up to 6 years.