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VEGETABLE JUICE COCKTAIL, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED — OPENED

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10-14 days
Freezer
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8-12 months

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  • How long does vegetable juice cocktail last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened vegetable juice cocktail refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long does opened vegetable juice cocktail last in the refrigerator? Vegetable juice cocktail that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 10 to 14 days after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened vegetable juice cocktail, freeze it: to freeze vegetable juice cocktail, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as juice will expand when frozen.
  • How long does vegetable juice cocktail last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 8 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — vegetable juice cocktail that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does vegetable juice cocktail last after being frozen and thawed? Vegetable juice cocktail that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; vegetable juice cocktail that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if vegetable juice cocktail is bad? If vegetable juice cocktail develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all vegetable juice cocktail from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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