You can even eat these products a year after the expiration date

The best before date stands for ‘best before and including’. But just because the expiration date has passed doesn’t mean you can’t eat it anymore. Therefore use your senses to determine whether it is still good to use: so look, smell and taste. For example, the products below are still fine to eat even a year after the expiration date. The product can become less tasty over time, but often there are no direct risks.


You can recognize the shelf life of an unopened tin product by its shape. If the can is bulging, it is no longer good. In addition, always check the inside for spoilage, color and odor.

Flour and flour

Flour and flour are dry products that are best stored in a dry environment, preferably in a closed storage tin or storage jar. They can then be kept in the kitchen cupboard for more than a year. You know that the product can no longer be consumed when it smells musty, for example. Is it damp in the kitchen cupboard? Then there is even a chance of mold and insects. Not very tasty, so here too it is necessary to use your senses well!

Pasta and rice

Pasta and rice can hardly go bad if you store it in a cool, dry and dark place in a well-sealed container. For example, use storage containers and pots to prevent pests and moisture. By sticking labels on it, the products and the purchase date are easy to find, and it also looks neat!

Are you unsure about using a product? Then look it up via the storage guide of the Nutrition center. If you want to know more about food waste, you can not only get super handy tips via @toogoodtogo.nlbut also save meals for next to nothing!

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