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some food that resides in your
refrigerator has been there for a while.
now, the expiration date is past, but it
doesn't really look too bad. those dates
are ususally fairly conservative anyway.
instead of quizically staring at a jar, or
searching the web for timelines [see
about a description of what the stuff
will look like when it isn't safe to eat.
no more will you sniff the top of the milk
jug or be confused by loaves of bread
already contain little green specks that
might or might not be mold.
Shelf Life Index
[tcarson, Jun 06 2006]
Dynamic Expiration Indicator
[jellydoughnut, Jun 07 2006]
||By the name I was envisaging a label that turns red when the food is spoiled, maybe by being senitive to bacteria or something, or just a slow-reacting dye that reacts at exactly N days after activation.
||I'd also like to know what will *happen* to me if I eat it. Some products say "Use within 1 week of opening".
||Or else what? It'll taste ok, just not perfect? Or will it taste horrible? Or will it be poisonous?
||Great idea! Each food product should be labelled with a color photograph of what the insides look like after being left open for 14 days. It'll cut down on overeating, if nothing else.
||um, [jellydoughnut]? i don't think you got
the idea. not an indicator, but a picture of
what the contents would look like.