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 I should have read the labels when I bought em as they were probably out of date then!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.