We're constantly being told to follow our nose and common sense when it comes to decided whether ingredients in the fridge are still good for us to eat. Often sell by dates are expressed much earlier than needed by overly safe supermarkets.
A good sniff and look at an ingredient can often help but this infographic from Saval foods can also provide some valuable pointers on whether food is still good to eat.
The infographic breaks down some of the staple ingredients found in fridges around the world and shows you just how long their life is once they've been refrigerated.
10 days for asparagus, yogurt can last up to 2 weeks in the right environment - this is the perfect infographic to place on the fridge door if you think you're throwing away too much food.