I noticed something…I frequently ask random questions in my head and I usually never find the answer to them. Usually it’s because I’m lazy or I have no idea how to look it up. If I’m lucky I can Google (heh, it is now a verb!) my question, but most of the time the key words I use don’t bring me any search results that will answer my question.

So today my question was: How do manufacturers determine the expiration/due dates of their products? For example, let’s say the due date of my milk is February 28. How’d they know that? Did the first guy decide to leave his milk in the fridge and drink it every day until it went bad? (doubt it :razz: ) Do they do some kind of chemical process to determine when the food decays?

Gah. If anyone knows or can find a link to the answer, I’d like to know :)