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How do you know when a cultured item is no longer safe to consume?

I have some yogurt that expired. Is is safe to eat it? Since yogurt has microorganisms in it would it ok to eat it?

  • I believe the linked question answers this pretty effectively. Generally the answer is yes, it's still safe if it's not showing obvious signs of going off.
    – Aaronut
    Apr 12, 2011 at 2:45

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Of course!

The expiration date is merely a suggestion. It might well be good for months to come-- as long as green moss doesn't start growing on it, it will be fine.

  • I don't know...The colonies of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus will probably cause the dairy bits to get all semi-solid and taste delicious with fruit. Apr 12, 2011 at 2:45

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