Just how long after the sell-by date stamped on all-time low of yogurt containers is the yogurt still OK to consume? I figure considering that yogurt currently has active substances that it benefits at the very least a number of weeks in the refrigerator.'.
For the goddess' non-yogurt-eating follower base, let her give a basic introduction.Yogurt is milk that has been protected with pleasant bacteria with delicious names like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. These living cultures transform the milk's sweets into lactic acid, which gives yogurt its appetizing taste.
The goddess checked the Web sites of two leading yogurt producers, Dannon and Stonyfield Farm (a significant manufacturer of natural yogurt), and located an appealing reality that makes a basic recommendation harder. While the date on the Dannon yogurt refers to the usage date, Stonyfield's is the sell-by date.
Yet those specifics don't appear to matter a lot in this circumstances. While the National Dairy Council recommends a one-week chilled life span for yogurt, both Dannon and Stonyfield Farm suggest a a lot longer life. Both clearly state the stamped date is not the date that the yogurt will "expire" or "spoil." It's even more of an optimum eating duration.
As long as yogurt is properly chilled and it looks, smells and tastes good and there are no visible indications of mold or staining, the yogurt continues to be protected to consume.
So if a container of yogurt gets concealed for a week or 2 behind that huge jar of marinaded eggs in your refrigerator, you have no peril. Merely remember your food is not intended to come to be a science experiment.