Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:34 PM
What a weird coincidence - I made our breakfast this morning, and had a funny feeling about the milk, it didn't smell off, just kind of odd, checked the date it was 9 days over the use by. Thing is, this carton was half full, so we'd been drinking it all day yesterday. I thought my tea tasted a bit odd yesterday - no white floaters though, and I left it (my friend drank hers, I feel so guilty). And I had a full cupful hot with caramel flavouring in it.
I poured it out this morning, and remade the cereal though.
I gave DH off milk a couple years ago - we were camping and had taken everything out of the fridge from home with us. We put up the tent, and he was so hot and sweaty and milk was all we had, so I gave it to him first, he swigged the lot down before I'd realised it was 2 weeks past its use by. I tried to make him vomit it up, but he was very philosophical, said he felt fine, it just tasted a bit funky.
Like you OP, I am generally very very careful, and have poured milk out before its use by because I thought it might be a bit nasty.