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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

ENGLISH MUFFINS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED — UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 2 weeks
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3 months
Tips
  • How long do English muffins last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep English muffins in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of English muffins, keep tightly closed in original packaging and store at room temperature.
  • Properly stored, English muffins will last for about 2 weeks at normal room temperature.
  • Can you freeze English muffins? Yes, to freeze wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • Place English muffins in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage have elapsed.
  • How long do English muffins last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown are for best quality only — English muffins that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if English muffins are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the muffins: discard any English muffins that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the entire package.

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