Food Storage - How long can you keep...

CHILI SAUCE, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED - OPENED

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1 month (best quality)
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6 months (best quality)

Tips

  • How long does chili sauce last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of opened chili sauce, store in a cool, dark place and keep tightly covered at all times.
  • How long does an opened bottle of chili sauce last at normal room temperature? Opened chili sauce will usually keep well for 1 month when stored in the pantry.
  • To extend the shelf life of opened chili sauce, refrigerate it.
  • How long does opened chili sauce last in the refrigerator? Chili sauce that has been continuously refrigerated will generally stay at best quality for about 6 months.
  • Is opened chili sauce safe to use after the ? expiration date? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the bottle is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially bottled chili sauce will typically carry a ? Best By," "Best if Used By," ? Best Before, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the chili sauce will remain at peak quality.
  • The storage time shown for opened chili sauce is for best quality only - after that, the chili sauce's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been kept continuously refrigerated, the bottle is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • How can you tell if opened chili sauce is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chili sauce: if the chili sauce develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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