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SPINACH, FRESH, COMMERCIALLY BAGGED AND PREWASHED - OPENED BAG

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3-5 days
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does an opened bag of prewashed spinach last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions -keep an opened bag of prewashed spinach refrigerated at all times.
  • How long can an opened bag of prewashed spinach be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; an opened bag of prewashed spinach should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • To maximize the shelf life of an opened bag of prewashed spinach, place package upright in the refrigerator and keep closed.
  • How long does an opened bag of prewashed spinach last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, an opened bag of prewashed spinach will usually keep well for about 3 to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash an opened bag of prewashed spinach before eating it? No, it is not necessary to re-wash a prewashed spinach; if you choose to re-wash the salad, be sure that it does not come in contact with unclean surfaces or utensils, in order to help to avoid cross contamination.
  • How to tell if an opened bag of prewashed spinach is bad or spoiled? An opened bag of prewashed spinach that is spoiling will typically become slimy and mushy and its color will deteriorate; discard an opened bag of prewashed spinach if it has an off smell or appearance.

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