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PEPPERONI, DRY, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED - UNOPENED PACKAGE

Pantry
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4-6 weeks
Refrigerator
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6 months
Freezer
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8-10 months

 

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  • How long does a package of unopened dry pepperoni last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened dry pepperoni in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does unopened dry pepperoni last at room temperature? Properly stored, a package of unopened dry pepperoni will generally stay at best quality for about 1 month at room temperature.
  • Is unopened dry pepperoni safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored, the package is undamaged, and there is no sign of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged pepperoni 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 pepperoni will remain at peak quality.
  • Can you keep unopened dry pepperoni in the fridge or freezer? Yes, to further extend the shelf life of pepperoni, refrigerate or freeze it; wrap the pepperoni with airtight heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap or place the pepperoni inside a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does unopened dry pepperoni last in the fridge? Unopened dry pepperoni will maintain best quality for about 6 months in the refrigerator.
  • How long does unopened dry pepperoni last in the freezer? Properly stored, unopened dry pepperoni will maintain best quality for about 10 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — unopened dry pepperoni that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How can you tell if unopened dry pepperoni is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the unopened dry pepperoni: if the unopened dry pepperoni develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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