What a surprise. Now we are being told that use by and best before dates on consumables are not strict, that most foods can be eaten well beyond the suggested expiry. Some of us already knew that, I think I've said before that if I have something in the cupboard that goes beyond its shelf life, I simply scratch off that information so I don't have to worry. I am currently enjoying on my morning toast peanut butter from a jar I found in the back of the cupboard, it should have been used 2 years ago. I've been eating it for over a week, I am fine. I actually prefer yoghurt when its beyond it's date and Mr FF is more than partial to cheese that could walk out of the fridge.
Here's another example of duff info. I decided at the weekend to tint my eyebrows, I always do this in Italy as there is no other option and despite the instructions saying remove the dye after 10 minutes, I usually leave it on for 15. Sometimes my brows have been a bit itchy for a while afterwards but its always given a better result.
Sunday morning before breakfast I had a steam and Mr FF decided to follow me in so I thought I had the required 15 minutes to tint my brows. He only managed 10 minutes at 110 degrees, wimp, so we started breakfast. Then we read the papers and chatted, I washed up and tidied the already very tidy penthouse. It was only when I sat down in front of the dark reflective screen of the computer that I saw my brows. This was 2 hours after I had applied the dye. I rushed off to the bathroom and quickly wiped my brows, wondering if they might come off on the cloth. The result is very dark but no worse than when I have them done at the saloon and nothing like the huge fake micro bladed brows that some people favour. I slapped on some aloe vera just in case but there has been no problem at all, they aren't even itchy and I am extremely pleased with the result.
Of course I'm not recommending you try this at home, or start eating out of date products but it just goes to show, they tell us anything.