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PINEAPPLE (CHUNKS, SLICED, CRUSHED, TIDBITS), COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED — OPENED

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5-7 days
Freezer
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1-2 months

Tips

  • How long does a can of pineapple last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened pineapple (including chunks, sliced, crushed, tidbits) refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • To maximize the shelf life of canned or packaged pineapple after opening, refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long does opened canned pineapple last in the refrigerator? Pineapple that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 5 to 7 days.
  • Is canned pineapple safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the can or package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially canned pineapple 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 pineapple will remain at peak quality.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened canned pineapple, freeze: to freeze canned pineapple, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does canned pineapple last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - pineapple that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does canned pineapple last after being frozen and thawed? Canned pineapple that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; pineapple that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if opened canned pineapple is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the pineapple: if the canned pineapple develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all pineapple from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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