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I have a bag of flour in my pantry that expired 3 years ago, but it looks and smells perfectly fine. Is it still safe to eat?

EDIT: To clarify, today is July 3rd, 2018, and the flour best before date is "2015 SE 04"

Question is different from other existing questions on the topic because the duration of time passed is more extreme (other questions describe a few months).

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I would advise against the use of that. However, it's still okay to a certain extent as it is only a best before date - not use by.

  • 3 years is a long time, but as stated, that is not an expire date. "Best By" means that in the packer's opinion, after that date the product will start to deteriorate. How much it deteriorates and how quickly is opinion. – dlb Jul 12 '18 at 14:00

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