Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen pastries last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pastries frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen pastries will maintain best quality for about 9 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen pastries safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen pastries 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 frozen pastries will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen pastries remain safe to eat? Frozen pastries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if frozen pastries are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen pastries, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen pastries unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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