Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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2 years


  • Refrigerate after opening to prevent loss of potency.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only — after that, the product's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly and kept continuously refrigerated.
  • To determine if oil is still suitable for use, smell and taste it: If the oil has developed an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
  • “Best By,” “Best if Used By,” and “Use By” dates on commercially packaged foods sold in the United States represent the manufacturer's estimate of how long the product will remain at peak quality — in most cases, the opened product will still be safe to consume after that date, as long as it has been stored properly and kept refrigerated continuously after opening.

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