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SALSA, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED, SOLD IN REFRIGERATED CONTAINER - UNOPENED

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1 week after date on package
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1-2 months

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  • How long does an unopened container of salsa that has been sold refrigerated last? The exact answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of salsa, keep it refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does an unopened container of salsa that has been sold refrigerated last in the fridge? Unopened salsa will generally keep for about 1 week after the date on the container, assuming it has been continuously refrigerated.
  • To further extend the shelf life of salsa, freeze it: Unopened salsa may be frozen in its original packaging.
  • How long does salsa last in the freezer? Properly stored, salsa will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - salsa that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How can you tell if salsa is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the salsa: if salsa develops an off odor or flavor, or if mold appears, discard the salsa.

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