My lemon juice went out of date almost 2 years ago. It has been in the fridge the whole time but has been opened. I'm just wondering if its safe to use? I want to put it in a cup of tea.

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    it might be weak, but it probably won't be deadly; most germs don't like acidic environments. That said, it's a cheap replacement, might not be worth it just for the lowered quality, regardless of health factors. – dandavis Feb 12 '19 at 20:50
  • It's probably safe (as long as you cant see stuff growing in it) but it probably will be really acidic – CobaltHex Feb 25 '19 at 18:22

If you've waited that long before needing a cup of lemon tea, I'm sure you can wait until you've had time to go to the shop for a new bottle ;)

Bin it, don't risk it.

The expiry date, btw is only for unopened. Once opened it will have a significantly shorter life - checking one from the fridge here it says "Once opened, keep refrigerated & use within 4 weeks" even though the full unopened expiry date is another year away.

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