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How long past the expiration date is pre-packaged extra-firm tofu safe, tasty and wholesome. Generally, expiration dates are for sissies, but something about the tofu made me think twice.

I've seen the fresh tofu expiration question already posted: how long is tofu good for? , but thought there may be a difference with the tofu from the grocery produce section.

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Tofu is high in protein, with a neutral PH. And it (normally) doesn't contain any preservatives like salt, sugar or nitrates. Bacteria love foods like that. If it's past the date, chuck it out.

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+1 Tofu is cheap and it smells TERRIBLE when it goes bad. –  Sobachatina May 7 '11 at 2:44

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