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Questions tagged [storage-lifetime]

Questions specifically about the expected shelf life of a food item.

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How long will an omelette stored in an air tight container last without refrigeration? [duplicate]

Temperatures of the surroundings vary from 30C - 35C I intend to eat it after 12-16 hours. What should be the preferred way to store them if i cant refrigerate them ?
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Mousse de Canard, Mousse de Foie, Terrine de Campagne, expired by around 10 days

I have here, Terrine de Campagne and Mousse de Canard with Expiry of Mar 16, this year. Mousse de Foie expired Mar 22. So all are expired and their packages have ballooned up. I'm wondering if they ...
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How long will cayenne peppers extend shelf life of cooked ground pork?

I am wanting to make a spicy Korean soup broth and the recipe calls for ground pork. I was wondering how long the cayenne peppers would extend shelf life of cooked ground pork? Or is the broth ...
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Soaked urad ki dal too long - Is it safe?

I soaked black dal for too long (24 hours) and its colour changed from black to green and it smells very bad, can I still use it or not ?
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What is the typical shelf life of grains and seeds?

I would like to make a large amount of multi-grain porridge mixture in one batch, to store and use small amounts of when I need it. The recipe says that the fattier seeds will go rancid if kept for ...
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Why does canned food expire soon once the can is opened?

Canned food can maintain 1+ year in good state. However, when you open the can, the countdown starts. I read it happens because microorganism from the outside reach the inside of the can. My ...
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How Long is the Shelf Life of Refrigerated Eggless Mayonnaise?

I have learned to make mayonnaise using only oil, milk, and lemon juice. If I store this in the refrigerator, how long will it remain safe to eat?
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Balsamic vinegar reduction

The balsamic vinegar reduction that I made a few months ago has solidified. It has been refrigerated. Can I heat it to liquefy it and still use it?
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How do I stop my Crispie/Crispy cake from going stale?

I make a Crispie type cake, but with my own homemade ingredients, Mallows,etc when I make it with shop bought Marshmallows etc it lasts for weeks, when I make it with my own ingredients it goes soft/...
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citric acid usage for packaged hummus

We are trying to come up with a hummus product which will have a shelf life of at least one month. We will cook the chickpeas first then add all the other ingredients and blend. Product will be ...
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Can I make a hollandaise sauce from mix the day before?

I would like to make a hollandaise sauce from a McCormick mix a day ahead. Will I be able to reheat it and is it safe?
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Is neccessary to store christmas cookies in the fridge?

If I want to have a Christmas cookies e.g. in a different room than the fridge is, how long I can leave them at room temperature without worry that it will be spoiled? This types of cookies mostly ...
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How should I store vacuum-sealed sliced salami?

I had a whole Genoa salami that I sliced into very thin slices. I would like to save the remaining meat for consumption later, so I separated them into approximately 1-pound bags and vacuum-sealed ...
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What effect does heat have on cooking oil shelf life?

I'm referring to any/all cooking oils. I am wondering what temperatures cause significant degradation in quality or rancidity.
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Manufacturer “best if used by dates” - how long that container has been on the store shelf

I bought a jar of grated Parmesan cheese that has a "use by date" three months from today. Has that jar been on the shelf a year, six months, three months, how long? Do Kraft, Sargento, Signature ...
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Is it correct and safe to assume that “use by” dates are less precise the longer in future they are? [duplicate]

When there is some food (like cheese or ham) that has roughly a week "use by" date, I assume that it's safe to eat it a day after it's "use by" date. For other food that has approx. half year "use ...
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How to understand “for immediate consumption” term?

Recently1 I have found some products that has "for immediate consumption after opening" notice instead of the usual "store in cold place and consume within 48-72 hours after opening" (the usual "keep ...
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How to store fish bones?

Suppose I was to cook some fish bones and make them soft. If I wanted to use them in the future what would be the best way to store them? Do I freeze it in which case after defrosting wouldn't it ...
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Storing Cooked Food Hot

I have been looking for an answer for the following question everywhere, but could not get hold of any answers. The question is "At what temperature can I store (keep for serving) cooked meals in its ...
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Storage method and signs of decay of curd

How can I know the decay of curd?Rotten smells? Change in colour? How long can curd be stored outside the refrigerator?
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How to store batter (contains raw eggs) under 41 degrees F?

We had a food inspector come by today and they had recommend that we store our batter (contains raw eggs) in an ice bucket at 41ºF (5ºC) or below at all times. I feel that this process is a bit ...
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Drying store bought bread for stuffing

I am drying a loaf of sourdough on my counter. There is a lot of it, so I will need to store some of the dried cubes. My question is, how do I store it and how will I know if it is no longer good to ...
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How does “That's It” makes fruit bars with no preservatives

"That's It" is a company that makes fruit bars, stating: "That’s it. fruit bars are made with literally two ingredients: fruit and fruit and that’s it! You can’t get any simpler than that!" The bars ...
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Storing dried peppers

I've got about 20 red thai peppers from my garden this year that I air dried. I currently have them in a mason jar with the lid and ring on (not sealed though). Is this a sufficient storage method, ...
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How long does flour and oil last?

I made some cloud dough for my daughter (made of 8 parts all-purpose flour to 1 part olive oil) and I was just wondering how long you think it would last. I am currently storing it in a plastic ...
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How long can I keep shrub syrup in the refrigerator

I just made shrub syrup, by cooking fruit in sugar water (~0.5-1 cup of water and ~0.5-1 cup of sugar), sieving it, and mixing vinegar into it (~3 tablespoons of 10% vinegar on 1 cup) and I'd like to ...
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Is two-month old eggs laid by backyard chicken still edible?

Someone gave me some eggs laid by his backyard chicken about two months ago. I left them in a regular egg container on my kitchen counter for about two months now. The room temperature ranges between ...
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Is butternut squash with veins OK to eat?

I had two butternut squash sitting on counter for 2 months. One is the usual bright orange inside but the other had white veins. I think it is the low humidity in Arizona allowing the starch to seep ...
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Storing Deep Fryer Oil

How long may I store used deep fryer oil. I always strain my oil, store it in it's original container and place it in a cool, dark place. Thanks, Floyd
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Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies last for months by adding preservatives?

I have a small cookie business and I would like to start selling packaged (soft baked) cookies, that last longer than a week, hopefully a few months. However, cookies prepared with fresh ingredients ...
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Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it? I've attached photos. Thank you
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How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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How long can brining steaks be kept in the brine?

I've got a whole bunch of cheap steaks. I'm thinking it'd be smart to brine them; I figure I can stick them all in Ziploc bags with brine and spices now and then just pull one out and pan-fry it ...
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What is the shelf life for candy with fresh butter?

I am making a chocolate covered candy with a center that includes fresh butter, sugar and cookie crumbs. There are no eggs in the recipe. It is not cooked. What is the shelf life before it needs to ...
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How long can a vinaigrette last if emulsified with raw egg?

Started a new job and walked in to some vinaigrettes that are 2-4 weeks old, some of which contain raw egg. Obviously, I'm a little concerned. How long can a vinny last with raw egg?
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Soy milk; fridge vs. shelf?

Occasionally, I see a product in the supermarket that is either sold off the shelf at room temperature (then expected to be refrigerated after opening), or right out of the fridge. I use soy milk as ...
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Refrigerate after opening, but why?

When I open a jar or a bottle of...well, anything (but especially juices or sauces), I have to put leftovers in the fridge if I want to finish it later. What makes this food okay to leave on the ...
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How can I increase the longevity of my bananas? [duplicate]

I have some bananas that I just bought at Trader Joe's. They're nice, fresh, yellow, and full of general banana-ness. But if I take more than a week or so to eat them all, they start to get brown ...
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Shelf life of items stored in vacuum containers vs airtight non-vacuum ones?

I was planning in investing in a set of vacuum food containers, something like these with the pump to remove excess air. It took me a while to find the ones I wanted, and in the process I started ...
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What is the best method of storage for condiments?

I have read a fair few articles about storing condiments like Siracha, Ketchup, and BBQ Sause, but they all seem to contradict themselves; some say that storing them in a fridge is bad since it has ...
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I moved to US recently from India and I am looking for Plastic jars for storage,

I generally store lentils/spices in plastic jars/bottles cos they are not heavy and can be handled easily unlike glass ones . I am finding it tough to get them in Walmart,Dollar Store.Is there any ...
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How long do “quick” pickles last unrefrigerated?

I'll be opening a fried pickle concession stand in the next year. I want to make my own pickles because I'll be cutting them a way you cant buy from a store. I am using a quick pickle method right now ...
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Store cracked eggs for a week?

I love using Egg Beaters but I want to start using more natural eggs. One of the things I love about Egg Beaters is that I can just pour the eggs from the spout, directly into my pan. Call me crazy, ...
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Is there a way to revive an old potato?

I was making mashed potatoes the other day and one of the potatoes I had was a little old. It was not as firm, and was slightly wrinkled than the potatoes I'd just bought. I didn't use it at all. Is ...
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My applesauce has fermented, is it safe to bake with?

I don't have access to refrigeration, so I use applesauce as an egg substitute. I have a plastic can (it's got a metal & rubber lid like a Mason jar but the container is plastic) of store bought ...
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Could all types of filling be used as macaron filling?

I've done a lot of research about French macarons recently and figured (every single recipe has a sentence describing macarons as finicky) the amount of ingredients for macaron shells cannot be ...
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Is it safe to eat expired hollandaise sauce mix

I have a really old packet of McCormick Hollandaise sauce mix - it's 5 years expired. Is it safe to use and eat? Main ingredients are Wheat starch, maltodextrin, egg solids, soy lecithin, etc..
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tortilla recipe with longest shelf life

I searched for tortilla recipes and I found several, sometimes very different one from another - for instance, Mexican ones are mostly made with wheat flour while other ones are made with white corn ...
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Regulation and balancing of readymade packed mayonnaise and other sauces

How to reduce the acidity of packet sauces and mayonnaises? I came to know these packed food stuffs are very acidic to prevent any bacterial attack and i felt it my own, so what is the best way to ...
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How can I increase the shelf life of chocolate ganache?

I'm testing out chocolate ganache recipes and they don't seem to have a long shelf life. The ganache begins to grow mold after the third week. Is there a specific percentage of cream, glucose, butter ...