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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

I agree that it's very likely the fridge. Beside it swinging too wildly, there can be another problem though: too cold. I've seen people, especially Americans, turning fridges down as cold as they ...
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Refrigerator life of live clams

Unlike almost any other food item, you can recognize exactly when a clam is no longer safe to cook: when it's dead. So, there are no storage time rules based on time periods. If it's alive, you cook ...
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Refrigerator life of live clams

Based on personal experience, if you store the clams in the ideal manner, they will last between 1 and 4 days in the fridge. As the other answer says, you will lose more clams each day as they die. ...
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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

As others have covered the likely problems with your fridge, I'm just adding tips on how to give maximum lifetime to your salad greens after you fix the fridge: The ideal container for greens is ...
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Is there science-based information on long-term white rice storage?

If you are more interested in the quality degradation rather than long-term storage safety, take a look at this paper on red rice. It concludes that to maintain desirable quality, the best method is ...
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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

It's probably your refrigerator. Old, crappy refrigerators end up with high hysteresis (that is, they don't turn on until it gets pretty warm, and then don't turn back off until it's way too cold). ...
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How long can you store simple syrup?

I'm not sure if the other questions have a direct answer to your question, so I'll put one here. I can say from personal experience that you can keep a 2:1 simple syrup in a sealed container in the ...
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How long can eggs that I washed at home last in England at room temperature?

When I read the information on egg storage, it doesn't appear as clear cut as some folks suggest. Washing or not....refrigerating or not...the Internet advice is mixed, with lots of folks conflating ...
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How do I can coffee with milk? Basically a canned latte

There is no way you can do this on your own. Home-canning safety regulations explicitly forbid any canning of dairy. That would cover also any sale under cottage-industry licences. If you want to do ...
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How long can eggs that I washed at home last in England at room temperature?

Unless somebody discovers a special-case regulation to the contrary, this defaults to the case of a "keep refrigerated" item stored at room temperatures. The storage time for washed eggs at ...
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How long can you store simple syrup?

It should be noted that a 2:1 (sucrose:water, AKA 200% solution) solution is saturated at room temperature, this means you won't be able to add any additional sugar or lose any water without crystals ...
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When does mirin need refrigeration?

I have never refrigerated a bottle of mirin in my life. Not even the $12 fancy one.
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For what culinary reason, if any, would a product list wildly different "use by dates" in different languages?

As promised in a comment, I have an update that I'm posting as an answer for formatting and length reasons. Someone in a Discord I frequent had an unrelated meeting with the Belgian FAVV, the Federal ...
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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

Once salad begins to wilt, I rinse in a few charges of fresh water to remove the putrid goop, then I steam it and freeze it like spinach. In fact, those general green salad mixes make a very good ...
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How long do black olives last once opened?

State food inspector says 7 days in the refrigerator and disposed of after that date. For pizza dept at a store.
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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

Out of personal experience: avoid squeezing the bag too hard against other solid objects in the fridge. Avoid as much as possible direct contact with the fridge wall where the cooling circuit is ...
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Is there science-based information on long-term white rice storage?

USDA states 2 years shelf stable for rice and pasta. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/shelf-stable-food
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How to store garlic in hot and humid tropical climate?

They sell the minced garlic in a jar in an oil. That one is better because you won't worry about it going bad. Look for it where the mustard and the sauces are.
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Does nutritional yeast expire or go bad?

My personal experience. Moisture is your enemy! If you buy in bulk or have extra you won't be using for awhile, vacuum seal it and add a moisture absorber. Store in dark place. If storing over 6 ...
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