Most expiration dates are wrong — here's how long your food will actually last

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If you're like us, "sell by" dates on your favorite foods may often leave you feeling skeptical and uneasy.

Using the website StillTasty, which collects data from the USDA, the FDA, the CDC, and the food manufacturers, we created the graphic below to help assuage your shelf life fears.

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Mallory Schlossberg contributed to this article.

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Most expiration dates are wrong — here's how long your food will actually last

Avocados

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Full fat yogurt

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Extra virgin olive oil

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Cheese, specifically: Swiss, parmesan and feta 

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Whole Eggs

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Dark Chocolate

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Nuts

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Chia Seeds

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Coconut Oil and Coconuts

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Salmon and other fatty fish 

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