Deeply flawed, but fundamentally decent, I approach life with an irreverent attitude toward certain modern social conventions, while harboring a profound nostalgia for bygone traditions of honor and decency. We each have our own code, and I succeed and fail by mine.
According to Slate, consumers should "Ignore Expiration Dates" on perishable food items. The werewolf is skeptical. Two events have scared scarred the werewolf. Accidentally taking a swig from a cartoon of rancid milk and consuming some yogurt on its sell by date which turned out to have gone south. The resulting stomach ache was none to pleasant. The emotional barrier to eating foods past their "sell by" dates is permanent for him. Having food with a shelf-life incentivizes using what you've purchased. He'll stick to those rules. However, some readers may find the knowledge in this article empowering. Enjoy.