Monday, September 8, 2008

Best if used by Nov 2006

Man, I tell ya I need to read labels more often. I put together a disaster kit two years ago. Bought some pint jars of Miracle whip as I figured a small jar would get used and wouldn't go bad like a large jar in a disaster. I should have read the labels when I bought em as they were probably out of date then!

Long story short, rotating supplies and made chicken mac salad with a great BBQ'd chicken breast. I'm up to eight imodiums now and still not doing too well. Did I buy the miracle whip at Aldies? No. WalMart? No. Piggly Wiggly? YES!

I'll be reading labels from now on, that is for sure. And as a guy, I sometimes have shrugged my shoulders over the "best used by" thinking that the jar/can is sealed and isn't deformed. Well, I think I'm gonna be a little gun shy in the future. No, I didn't look at the label until this food poisoning hit me.

7 comments:

MinnesotaChick said...

That's scary!! I'll remember to check dates from now on when I buy something. I've had that happen to me before. But, I didn't notice until I got home.

Hope you are feeling better.

OrbsCorbs said...

Oh no, Huck. I think anything that is actually canned or pickled is more or less good forever, but not stuff that is just bottled, even if it's vacuum sealed. I think the expiration dates on some stuff (soda, for instance) is a marketing ploy to get you to use it up, but I wouldn't play with anything that contains dairy products or other perishables.

Bar said...

Food poisioning is the WORST! When I had it, I wanted to DIE. Seriously...

Hope you feel better soon - read those labels!!!

kkdither said...

I was a healthy 17 year old who had food poisoning from salad dressing/mayo eaten in a restaurant. In a few hours time, I became so dehydrated that I went downhill sooooo fast, I could no longer walk. Scary! I was hospitalized for a couple of days. Nothing to play around with. To this day, I won't eat another egg salad sandwich in a restaurant.

Get better huck... then clean out those kitchen cabinets! From what I hear, it may be "better out than in" when there is a toxin. It is your bodies way of releasing the poison. You just have to keep yourself hydrated. My sympathies, good man.

Timt49 said...

gatorade works good for keeping hydrated. for some reason it hangs in there when other stuff runs right thru...

Lizardmom said...

Huck, I hope you're feeling alot better soon!!!!!

drewzepmeister said...

Wow,that is scary. I'll be sure to check those labels,now. Hope you feel better soon,huck.