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ICED TEA (ICE TEA), READY TO DRINK, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED OR CANNED — OPENED

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7-10 days

Tips

  • How long does bottled iced tea last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened bottled or canned iced tea refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long does bottled iced tea last in the refrigerator once opened? Bottled iced tea that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 7 to 10 days after opening.
  • Is opened iced tea safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged iced tea will typically carry a " Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the iced tea will remain at peak quality.
  • Discard all iced tea from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
  • How can you tell if opened bottled iced tea is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the bottled iced tea: if the bottled iced tea develops an off odor, flavor or appearance it should be discarded.
  • Discard all iced tea from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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