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HUMMUS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED, SOLD REFRIGERATED - UNOPENED

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1 week after date on package
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3-4 months

Tips

  • How long does an unopened package of hummus last? The exact answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of hummus, keep it refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does unopened hummus last in the refrigerator? Hummus will generally keep for about 1 week after date on the package, assuming it has been continuously refrigerated.
  • To further extend the shelf life of hummus, freeze it: Place hummus in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does hummus last in the freezer? Properly stored, hummus will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 4 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - hummus that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How can you tell if hummus is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the hummus: if hummus turns develops an off odor or flavor, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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