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Food Shelf Life With Charts

Food Shelf Life With Charts

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Food Shelf Life RecommendationsVersion 2.01/14/1999Grocery product shelf life is based upon the Manufacturer’s Date Packaged (DP) code. Manufacturersencode the Date Packaged somewhere on the product in a form unique to their internal procedures. Myobjective is to provide Date Packaged (DP) code keys for well-known products to assist your foodpurchasing and rotation efforts.
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these timeframes are the manufacturer’s recommendationsfor MAXIMUM freshness and nutrient value. Several vendors indicated their products are edible longbeyond the published recommendation dates.In order to maintain freshness within the suggested expiration dates, food should be stored in a dry, coollocation. Discard any food product exhibiting changed color, odor, or taste. Storage temperature has a greatinfluence on shelf life. Per Del Monte – a 15-degree change reduces expected shelf life by 50% (ideal tempis 65; if stored at 80, then shelf life is reduced by 50%). Do not freeze canned goods; the added moisturemay cause the seams to swell and burst during thawing.Recommended product Shelf life is defined as MOS (months) Unopened and Opened. Both of thesetimeframes are calculated using the Date Packaged (DP) as the base. Unopened refers to total months theproduct can be stored at home. Opened refers to the total months (or days or weeks) the product can bestored once it has been opened. If the chart has a time recommendation for Opened, consider it as aSUBSET of the Unopened timeframe. For example, if a product has an Unopened shelf life of 12 monthsand an Opened recommendation of 3 months, the following statements are true:For maximum freshness, the product should remain on your shelf for a maximum of date packaged +12 months
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Once the product is opened, it should remain on your shelf for a maximum of 3 months OR less. Thecombined unopen and open timeframes should not exceed date packaged + 12 months.
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This chart is a work in progress. Feedback for additions, corrections or improvements should be forwardedtoczimmer@gilanet.comfor inclusion in a subsequent update. The chart is organized closely to thesequence of the generic Cupboard Storage Chart at County Extension sites (e.g.
). I’ve included the Extension productrecommendations in the table. They are listed without a specific manufacturer entry and with "generic" inthe comment column.Food categories include:Staples
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Mixes and Packaged Foods
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Canned and Dried Foods
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Spices, Herbs, Condiments, and Extracts
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Other Food Items
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Non-Food Items
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CHART COLUMN DEFINITIONS:
DP= Date Packaged codes include the following codes in various combinations.
Food Expiration Datehttp://www.a1usa.net/gary/expire.html (1 of 20) [5/2/2002 5:17:28 PM]

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