WONDER #2508: How Are Expiration Dates for Food Determined?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- Milk is usually still usable five to seven days after its expiration date.
- “Use by,” “Freeze by,” and “Sell by” all mean different things.
- People should pay close attention to expiration dates when they go grocery shopping.
- Expiration dates are set by manufacturers and retailers, and most food products are still usable after their expiration dates.
Question 2 of 3
Which is the BEST evidence that food waste is a big problem in America?
- “Experts estimate that Americans throw out 30-40 percent of the food they buy.”
- “Most expiration dates do not indicate the date on which food will spoil.”
- “Many people misunderstand expiration dates.”
- “When buying food from the grocery store, expiration dates can be very helpful.”
Question 3 of 3
Which of these is NOT a sign that food has gone bad, according to this Wonder?
- It smells bad
- It’s growing mold
- It tastes bad
- It’s frozen
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