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13 foods you should never, ever eat past the expiration date

Think the sniff test can protect you from foodborne illness? Not when these items are involved.

Egg substitutes
Egg substitutes
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A full carton of eggs has a little more leeway than their boxed substitutes, but both should be consumed in a timely manner. If you’re debating whether to finish off that two-week-old carton of whites—don’t. “It’s very safe to keep eggs in the refrigerator for three to five weeks if they’re raw and in the shell. For egg substitute products, you have about three to five days on average once they’re open. If they’re unopened you have about 10 days,” says Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Check out these 10 “facts” about eggs that are an absolute yolk.
 



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