How Long Does Dry Rigatoni Last?


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Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does a package of dry rigatoni last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of dry rigatoni store in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does a package of dry rigatoni last once opened? Properly stored, a package of dry rigatoni will generally stay at best quality for about 3 years at room temperature.
  • To maximize the shelf life of dry rigatoni, keep the package tightly closed at all times.
  • To further maximize the shelf life of dry rigatoni once the package is opened, transfer dry rigatoni to a covered airtight container or place the dry rigatoni package in a resealable plastic freezer bag.
  • Is dry rigatoni safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged dry rigatoni 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 dry rigatoni will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the dry rigatoni'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 dry rigatoni is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the dry rigatoni: if the dry rigatoni develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold or insects appear, it should be discarded.

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