Shelf Life Tips
- How long does a package of biscuit mix last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of biscuit mix store in a cool, dry area.
How long does biscuit mix last at room temperature? Properly stored, a package of biscuit mix will generally stay at best quality for about one year at room temperature.
To maximize the shelf life of biscuit mix once the package is opened, transfer biscuit mix to a covered airtight container or place original biscuit mix bag in a resealable plastic freezer bag.
Is biscuit mix safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged biscuit mix 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 biscuit mix will remain at peak quality.
Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the biscuit mix's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
How can you tell if biscuit mix is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the biscuit mix: if the biscuit mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
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