Johnny X works in insurance. He told me that with things like medicine and most foods, the expiration date is speculative. Things are generally good for longer than the date listed- but they need a date for liability purposes.
I thought of this when I looked at the expiration date on an item the other day- It was something like November 8 2017 and then had a time of 11:35 on it.
Like the canned meat is good at 11:34 and then at 11:36, you get sick from bad meat in the can (that's what got Liberace as I recall).
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
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