22 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat Past the Expiration Date

Let’s face it: we’ve all been that person who’s lazy to run to the grocery store and would rather slice the greenish mold off a block of cheese and go on to make a sandwich. But hey — who’s judging?

The truth is, you can do this a lot, and still get away safely — as long as you know exactly the foods not to gamble with. So, if you often find yourself by the fridge at night with a pack of munchies a few days past the expiry date, read on!

While some expired products may simply lose quality in taste, others will grant you a trip to the nearest ER. Below are the top 20 foods that can put you in serious danger!



It’s a good practice to exercise caution with a batch of oysters that’s been left out at room temperature for too long, and eating oysters that are past expiry date is out of the question. Not only does the spoiled oyster smells horrendous, but it can also be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria known as Vibrio Vulnificus which causes severe (and in some cases, even life-threatening) poisoning.

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