I love yogurt and so does my 4 year old, so we always have lots of it in the fridge. But as it can happen with a busy family, sometimes the refrigerator is so chock a block full, it’s impossible to see what’s inside, and yogurt gets ‘lost.’ I HATE to throw away food, but I don’t want to make my family sick, either – so what to do if the yogurt is expired?
Here’s a short and sweet answer from Dr. Marion Nestle on whether it is safe to eat yogurt after its expiration date: “This question is easy: smell and taste it. If it’s bad, don’t eat it.”
Two days ago, I ate a Wallaby organic vanilla yogurt that had expired on April 19 (over 2 weeks ago). It was yummy, and I feel fine. In general, most yogurts will last 2 to 3 weeks past the expiration date.
DON’T eat the yogurt if it smells or tastes bad, is blue/green, or shows any signs of discoloration or spoilage. Click here to read more.