Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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  • How long does unopened pork 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 pork gravy last at room temperature? Properly stored, an unopened can or jar of pork gravy will generally stay at best quality for at least 2 years.
  • Is unopened pork 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 pork 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 pork gravy will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the pork 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 pork gravy from cans that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
  • How can you tell if pork gravy is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the pork gravy: if the pork gravy develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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