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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

POPCORN, DRY KERNELS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK — UNPOPPED

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Tips
  • Store in tightly covered glass or plastic container.
  • Do not refrigerate kernels, as this can dry them out and inhibit popping.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only — after that, the popcorn's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly.
  • If popcorn develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded; if mold appears, discard the entire product.
  • “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 popcorn will still be safe to consume after that date, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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