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A 29-year-old member asked:

when does food expire when it only has "sell-by" dates?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Depends: It is ok to eat food after the sell by date but use common sense if you see abnormal growth or smell do not eat it. Cooking is always a safe option also. It is ok to eat fruits and vegtable with a little brown stuff on the edges.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Hard to say: It depends on the food. Generally if it looks discolored or bad, has mold growing, smells bad then don't eat it. Use common sense about eating the food.

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Can I get chelation therapy in pill form from health food stores?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
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