Shelf Life Tips
- How long does a package of hot roll mix last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of hot roll mix store in a cool, dry area.
How long does hot roll mix last at room temperature? Properly stored, a package of hot roll mix will generally stay at best quality for about 12 to 18 months at room temperature.
To maximize the shelf life of hot roll mix, keep the package tightly closed at all times.
Is hot roll mix safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged hot roll 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 hot roll mix will remain at peak quality.
Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the hot roll 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 hot roll mix is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the hot roll mix: if the hot roll mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
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