- How long does coleslaw last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate coleslaw within two hours of preparing or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of coleslaw for safety and quality, refrigerate the coleslaw in airtight containers.
Properly stored, coleslaw will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can coleslaw be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; coleslaw should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if coleslaw is bad? If coleslaw develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded; do not taste first.
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