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SALSA / PICANTE SAUCE, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED - OPENED

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1 month
Freezer
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1-2 months

Tips

  • How long does salsa last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — to maximize the shelf life of opened salsa, keep it refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • How long does opened salsa last in the refrigerator? Salsa that has been continuously refrigerated will generally keep for about 1 month.
  • Once opened, salsa should be used or frozen by the time shown - refrigerate in covered glass jar or plastic container after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened salsa, freeze it: to freeze salsa, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does salsa 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 — salsa that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How can you tell if opened salsa is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the salsa: if the salsa develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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