I have unopened pouches of tuna in the fridge with expiration date of 9/1/23.

My question is, are they still good if I take them out of fridge and store at room temperature? We are moving and I have several pouches that I would like to take with, me as long as they are still good!

  • Can you be more specific about the product? Are these packages meant to be shelf stable, or are they meant to be refrigerated?
    – moscafj
    Jul 8, 2021 at 21:17
  • its Star Kist chunk lite tuna in water, flavor fresh pouch Jul 8, 2021 at 22:17

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Your product is shelf-stable. The expiration is a "best-by" date, meaning the quality degrades, but it remains safe. Refrigeration has no relevancy, unless you opened the package.

  • thanks, I thought they would be OK:) Jul 9, 2021 at 11:05

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