The best way to tell if food is off is to smell it—if it smells gross, it probably is gross. This technique has served humans well since the beginning of time. Still, it’s kind of useful to know the approximate shelf life of various foodstuffs, especially items that can make you sick like poultry and eggs.
To help you out, design firm Visual.ly put together a useful infographic detailing how long various foods will last in the pantry, fridge, and freezer. There’s also a brief explanation at the bottom about what “use by,” “sell by,” and “expires on” dates really mean. Check it out below: