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BOUILLON CUBES OR GRANULES, ALL TYPES (INCLUDING BEEF, CHICKEN, TURKEY, VEGETABLE, FISH) — UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

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2 years (best quality)

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  • How long does a package of bouillon cubes or granules last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions -to maximize the shelf life of bouillon cubes or granules (including beef, chicken, vegetable, turkey and fish bouillon cubes), store in a cool, dry area.
  • Properly stored, a package of bouillon cubes or granules will generally stay at best quality for about 2 years.
  • To maximize the shelf life of opened bouillon cubes or granules, keep package tightly closed.
  • Are bouillon cubes or granules safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged bouillon cubes or granules 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 bouillon cubes or granules will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the bouillon cubes or granules' texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • How can you tell if bouillon cubes or granules are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the bouillon cubes or granules: if bouillon cubes or granules develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, the package should be discarded.

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