Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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4-6 months



  • How long does a can of tomato bisque last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened tomato bisque refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • To maximize the shelf life of canned or packaged tomato bisque after opening, refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long does opened canned tomato bisque last in the refrigerator? Tomato bisque that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 4 days.
  • Is canned tomato bisque safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged tomato bisque 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 tomato bisque will remain at peak quality.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened canned tomato bisque, freeze it: to freeze tomato bisque, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does canned tomato bisque last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - tomato bisque that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does tomato bisque last after being frozen and thawed? Tomato bisque that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; tomato bisque that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if opened canned tomato bisque is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the tomato bisque: if the tomato bisque develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all tomato bisque from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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