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CORN — COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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10-12 months

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  • How long does frozen corn last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep corn frozen at all times.
  • Properly stored, frozen corn will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.
  • Is frozen corn safe to eat after the expiration date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen corn 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 frozen corn will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will frozen corn remain safe to eat? Frozen corn that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • How long can you safely leave frozen corn at room temperature? Frozen corn should be discarded if left for more than 6 hours at room temperature, as bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F.
  • How to tell if frozen corn is no longer good? If dry spots or discoloration have developed on the frozen corn, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the corn unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.

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