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3-5 years (best quality)



  • How long does unopened lamb gravy last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize shelf life, store in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does an unopened can or jar of lamb gravy last at room temperature? Properly stored, an unopened can or jar of lamb gravy will generally stay at best quality for for 3 to 5 years, although it will usually remain safe to use after that.
  • Is unopened lamb gravy safe to use after the expiration date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the can or bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged lamb 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 lamb gravy will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the lamb gravy's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the can or bottle is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • Discard all lamb gravy from cans that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
  • How can you tell if lamb gravy is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the lamb gravy: if the lamb gravy develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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