SEE HERE I don't know how many of you understand this. My wife and my sister seem not to. Just because a food product is past its sell-by or use-by dates doesn't mean it has turned into the black death. Get a grip. Of course I'm one of those folks who scrape mold off cheese and eat it anyway (after all lots of cheese have mold built in). My salad dressing collection is really old and I've yet to drop over or even have indigestion. I think we need a clearer labeling standard. When I was in the Army (1960-1962) we were eating C-rations canned during World War II with label dates of 1942 through 1945. They even had cigarettes (boy were they dried out). So check it out.