Shelf Life Tips
- How long does fresh fruit salad last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate fruit salad within two hours of preparing or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of fresh fruit salad for safety and quality, refrigerate the fruit salad in airtight containers.
Properly stored, fresh fruit salad will last for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can fruit salad be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; fruit salad should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if fruit salad is bad? If fruit salad develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded; do not taste first.
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