April 7, 2004 2:52 PM Subscribe
I was in the midst making Tater Tot Hot Dish last night when I discovered I had no cream of mushroom soup. I went to the pantry for a substitute and found a can of Campbell's cream of chicken soup stamped May 2001. What does this date mean? Use by? Best by? What about a can of soup stamped Sep 1997? Could I eat that? Is there a rule of thumb for dates on food packaging? I have lots of old food around...