So I've been cleaning out some things and I have a big box of Datrex emergency rations. These expired back in 2017 and Im debating to keep or toss them. Now these are vacuum sealed in a mylar bag so I feel they should be fine but this is what gets me about expiration dates. I feel like these expiration dates gives me a little fear in the back of my head that I will die if consumed 1 day after the expiration. Something sealed like this should be fine for several years after expiration? Ingredients are: wheat flour, vegetable shortening, cane sugar, water, cocount and salt. My concern is that the shortening is what will go bad more easily. What do you all think?
Where in Colorado can I find clean red winter wheat and/or clean field corn in bulk (up to 400 pounds of each) for human consumption? Been using feed store grains, but seeking cleaner supply.