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Everyone knows that when buying products, you need to look at the expiration date. However, as practice shows, this one is very small — you need to pay attention to other, sometimes very obvious things.The website
has studied the tips on what to look for when going to the supermarket, and share them with you.
The shelf life depends on product category
, As indicated the shelf life of the product on the label, depends on how long it can be stored. So, on the products suitability to 72 hours should be indicated the time, day and month.
On the products stored from 72 hours to 30 days, — the day, month and year. Finally, the product, whose shelf life is counted in months, the month and year.
GOST does not guarantee the quality
Modern Standards are often not reglamentary quantity of certain ingredients in the sausages or sausages, but only indicate a certain content of salt or protein.In addition, the inscription "GOST" can only point to the fact that according to him was made only the packaging, not the product.
Sometimes unscrupulous manufacturers write Standards, that is, at random, by entering the buyer confusion. However, there are those who are strictly following the approved standards and produces really high-quality product.
Goods with expired shelf life to sell illegal
You can often find in stores goods with a big discount, the expiry date of which expired yesterday. Despite the fact that with proper storage the product is likely not inoperable, sell it in stores prohibited by law.
The storage conditions are not less important than the expiration date
Even if the shelf life of the goods has not yet expired, be sure to pay attention to storage conditions that are written on its label. If they are not respected, even not expired goods may be unfit for food. When buying goods stored in refrigerating or freezing showcase, pay attention to the temperature inside them.
It is indicated either on the display of the refrigerator or alcohol thermometer, lying on one of the shelves.
Perishable products must be locally sourced
When purchasing a product with little shelf life, you need to pay attention to the place of its production: the closer it is to the store, the more likely it is to buy fresh and high-quality product.
Date of manufacture or date of packaging?
Selling sliced in the store the goods, sellers sometimes go to the tricks and is the date of manufacture of the product put on the label the date of cutting. Of course, the shops are required to indicate on the label what date they indicated, but in practice it works not always. So if you have any doubts, is to ask the seller documents this product.
The shelf life of frozen products does not guarantee the quality
Stuck frozen foods, such as vegetables or burgers, talking about what they had been repeatedly thawed and frozen, and so are not suitable for human consumption.
Label — important document
The label needs to be not only full information about the product composition, nutritional value, expiration date, and information about its manufacturer. And specified should be not only legal address of firm producing a particular product, but also address the actual production. In addition, all dates should be spelled out clearly
— if the figures are vague, it is likely that they were changed, possibly more than once.
Discounts on products with expiring
Often in stores make great discounts on goods, shelf life which ends tomorrow. To buy such products can, however, worth to pay attention to the conditions of their storage
, and immediately eaten.
The rule is 12 hours for packaged goods and salads
And one more rule for meat, cheese and fish slices made in the period of its implementation is not more than 12 hours from the time of packing.
The same applies to ready-made salads, dressed with mayonnaise.
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