Is steak still good 3 days after sell by date?

Chef's answer
For beef, that's three to five days, as the USDA advises. It's therefore perfectly safe to cook steak one day past the sell-by date, or even a few days after it.
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But remember that salmon, like a lot of other proteins, usually has a sell by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely use foods even after the sell by date has lapsed if they have been stored properly.21 Apr 2015
If using a cooler, filled it with ice to keep the turkey cold for up to 3 days. The brine time should be determined based on the size of turkey. For a turkey 15 pounds or under, brine for just 24 to 36 hours. For a turkey larger than 15 pounds, brine for up to 3 days.
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But remember that salmon, like a lot of other proteins, usually has a sell by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely use foods even after the sell by date has lapsed if they have been stored properly.21 Apr 2015
No, I wouldn't risk it with either meat or fish. Apparently with some foods even if they smell ok then they still might be deteriorating/going bad. Also, senses of smell can vary, someone with a "sensitive nose" might sniff your fish and say that it smells a bit off.29 Jan 2010
Cooking, or the lack of it, is crucial in all this. ... In other words, wash your hands when handling food, don't use the raw meat knife to spread butter and follow cooking instructions to a 'T'. Then, even though your sausages are, say, three days out of date, you will be fine.7 Jun 2008
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