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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

PASTEURIZED PROCESSED CHEESE SPREAD, DIP, OR SAUCE, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED — UNOPENED

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 5-6 months or date on package
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3 months
Tips
  • Store in cool, dry area — if package was sold refrigerated, store in refrigerator for best results.
  • If cheese product develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
  • Freeze in airtight containers or place in heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • Frozen cheese product may lose some of its texture and flavor; the thawed cheese product will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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