Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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2-3 months


  • How long does beef gravy last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened beef gravy refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • To maximize the shelf life of canned or bottled beef gravy after opening, refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long does opened beef gravy last in the refrigerator? Beef gravy that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 5 days.
  • Is beef gravy safe to use after the ? expiration date on the package? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged beef gravy 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 beef gravy will remain at peak quality.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened beef gravy, freeze it: to freeze beef gravy, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does beef gravy last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - beef gravy that has been kept constantly frozen at 0℉ will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does beef gravy last after being frozen and thawed? Beef gravy that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; beef gravy that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if opened beef gravy is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the beef gravy: if the beef gravy develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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