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Dear Lifehacker, I frequently visit my local general store due to the convenience and lovely customer service. They have a discount bin which is populated with out-of-date items such as biscuits and chips. Usually, the products are a week or two old, but the other day they had things in the bin that expired over a month ago. Is there any kind of cut off for selling out of date goods?


It's flu season, and the only bottle of cough syrup in your cabinet is one that expired in 2012. Is it safe to take, or should you brave the cold to get a fresh supply at the pharmacy? In general, expired drugs aren't likely to kill you, but there are some things you should know.