People who eat yogurt that has expired sometimes suffer from nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. These symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Eating spoiled yogurt will often provoke the same bodily responses as other foodborne illnesses. Abdominal cramping may be the first symptom and it could take a few hours to begin. This is usually followed by diarrhea and vomiting which happen as the body tries to rid itself of the harmful bacteria in the yogurt. Food-borne illnesses can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days and, if symptoms persist or continue to worsen, it is advised to seek medical treatment.
As long as the yogurt has been properly stored and remains sealed, it will usually last from seven to 10 days past its expiration date. It's pretty easy to tell when yogurt has gone bad. It shouldn't have an odd smell, be watery and be discolored in any way. If it smells off or tastes "funny," throw it out.
Yogurt should always be stored in the refrigerator and most can be frozen for up to two months in either its original packaging or in a airtight container. However, yogurt stored in the freezer loses some of the probiotic advantages, as some of its bacteria dies off in the freezer.Learn More
Activia yogurt side effects are not common in most people, but some consumers do experience issues such as abdominal discomfort, bloating, short bowel syndrome, gas, sugar excess and a possible increased cancer risk. Activia yogurt is a brand of yogurt made by Dannon Inc. and has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when it comes to the safety of the product to ingest.Full Answer >
According to EatByDate, most yogurt lasts 2 to 3 weeks after the expiration date. Certain varieties of yogurt may have a shorter or longer shelf life. For example, Greek yogurt and reduced fat yogurt only last 1 to 2 weeks after the printed expiration date.Full Answer >
About.com states that yogurt made with live bacteria is not likely to cause gas. BottomLinePublications states that yogurt that includes probiotic supplements and artificial sweeteners can cause bloating and gas.Full Answer >
Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. Typically, probiotics found in yogurt are from the species Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus or Streptococcus thermophilus. These are both bacterial species that thrive in the human digestive tract and promote healthy gut flora.Full Answer >