Food to be expired scaled

Food is supposed to be edible. To meet the standards, we need to follow strict rules and regulations. If one consumes fresh, nutritious foods, etc., it is very much expected to be healthy and happy. In some cases, people are forced to feed themselves with stale, about-to-expire, expired, even foods thrown in the dustbin, etc. Surprisingly, many of them are adapted to the practices though individual disease and health profiles are not known or assessed regularly.

Let’s ask some questions:

  • Which one is important: Food or safe food?
  • Are expired foods unsafe as expected? (1)
  • How do people adapt to low-quality expired or spoiled foods?
  • Which one is safer for your health-Chemically preserved foods for a long time or quickly perishable or expired foods?
  • What about food-borne diseases due to the consumption of just-expired foods, expired foods for a long time, or spoiled foods? etc.



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  1. Before You Toss Food, Wait. Check It Out! | USDA


If you are interested to learn more, please visit the following links:

Reduce Wasted Food by Feeding Animals | US EPA

Expired foods (or nearly) find new life amid inflation. Are they safe? (

Save near-expired food: Does a message to avoid food waste affect food purchase and household waste prevention behaviors? – ScienceDirect

Predicting the consumption of expired food by an extended Theory of Planned Behavior – ScienceDirect

What’s NOT to eat- Food adulteration in the context of human biology – PMC (

Mechanisms and Health Aspects of Food Adulteration: A Comprehensive Review – PMC (

Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) | FDA








By Md. Khurshidul Zahid, Ph.D.

Md. Khurshidul Zahid Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS) of The University of Dhaka (DU) of Bangladesh. He has completed his Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University (TTU), USA. He was a finalist in the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition organized by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Experimental Biology (EB) meeting held in Boston in 2015. He was also awarded a gold medal by “Professor Dr. Quazi Salamatullah trust foundation” of INFS, DU in 2005.

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