Still Tasty – Answering the age old question, “Does this mayo look okay to you?”

Fresh fruit - now THAT looks safe to eat.I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and say that nothing strikes fear into my husband’s heart quite the same was as those three little words: Honey, smell this.

Try as I might to keep track of what’s in our fridge and use it up in a timely manner, sometimes things get shoved to the back, or sometimes I buy unfamiliar produce and simply don’t know how long it’s supposed to last. Or sometimes I strongly suspect that jar of sauce has been in there for months, but it smells okay, and I just don’t know if it’s safe to eat or not.

Thanks to the very cool StillTasty, I’ll never have to guess again (and my husband won’t be called upon to sniff our food, either). I can type in any food and find out how long it can be safely stored in my pantry, fridge, or freezer. There are also answers to great food safety questions (like whether pizza left out all night is safe to eat), and the Shelf Talk section is full of even more food wisdom.

It took me all of about five seconds to bookmark this one. -Mir

Find food safety tips and more at StillTasty.com.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

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