My name is Opiyo Mack. I am here to put out as much credible information as possible.
I tend to be a little too safety-conscious, probably in an ‘unhealthy’ way.
What Are My Credentials?
I’m neither a doctor nor a food scientist. I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2015.
Nonetheless, I believe passing accurate information about products we use can only come from manufacturers and regulatory agencies such as the FDA that have the capacities to conduct actual tests on shelf lives.
Starting ShelfLifeTips.com is my way of sharing information about expiry of products that we use every day.
This website is a collection of articles about spoilage and possible precautions one can take to ensure safety while handling products that have lasted longer than their recommended shelf lives.
Who writes articles here?
Other than doing all the research, I also write all the articles published on this website.
What sources of information do I use?
I look for information in reputable sources such as university websites and the websites of companies that sell certain food products, among other places. I occasionally call companies.
Whenever feasible, I provide a link to the original source of the material so that you may be assured that I did not create it out of thin air.
Aside from that, a significant amount of the information is drawn from my own personal experience. I eat, drink, and wash every day and I am extremely familiar with the products I use.
Here are some of the websites that I use for research on expiry of items:
- United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Disclaimer! I do not provide medical information. If you have accidentally consumed or used a product that has expired, please consult with your doctor who will monitor your vitals.