Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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  • How long do sports drinks last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened sports drinks refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long do sports drinks last in the refrigerator once opened? Sports drinks that have been continuously refrigerated will keep at best quality for about 3 to 5 days after opening.
  • Are opened sports drinks safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided they are properly stored and the bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged sports drinks 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 sports drinks will remain at peak quality.
  • How can you tell if opened sports drinks are bad or spoiled? After opening, commercially manufactured sports drinks will start to become flat and lose flavor; if the sports drinks develop an off odor, flavor or appearance they should be discarded.

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