Packaging and repackaging - what's the best method? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

For those things that we can't get in other than flimsy plastic or paper wrappers, what is the best method of re-packing or packaging to ensure lasting quality? As an example, I am allergic to wheat and eat a lot of rye flat bread, most of which is packaged in paper...

-- Karen Cook (, October 12, 1998


Products like crackers and Ryecrisp crackers, etc., do not store very well. You are better off storing the flour (or grain) and make your own crackers. Corm meal does not store well because of the fat content. It has a tendency to go rancid quickly. Check expiration dates on packages, this is a good indicator of longevity.

-- Bardou (, October 13, 1998.

Let them eat cake! Pancakes that is. How long will complete pancake mix last after the sell by date? Does it make sense to repackage it? Honey last forever, but I sure would like some pancakes to go with it.

-- Bill (, October 13, 1998.

Why pancake mix? Use flour, eggs, & dry milk.

Whaddyamean, you got no eggs? Don't you have a couple of chickens out back???

-- Larry Kollar (, October 13, 1998.

Hey, while shopping at save a lot , aldi's cheap places these products DO NOT HAVE EXPIRE dates....What to Do? Company on pkg has no addresss no number to call. Guess i take my hcnce? BISQUICK< i've had a box of that with expire date 12-27 (shows how much i cook) but, someone in house opened box and used it. NO BUGS< STILL GOOD< I reccommend Bisquick. Any suggestions about these lack of expire dates would be welcome. Thanks all.

-- carrie (, October 13, 1998.

For expiration date data on food stuffs, check out

Great explanation and list for food storage issues.

-- R. D..Herring (, October 13, 1998.

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