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SPAGHETTI SAUCE / PASTA SAUCE, CREAM-BASED, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED - OPENED

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5-7 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

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  • How long does cream-based pasta sauce last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of opened cream-based pasta sauce, keep refrigerated and keep tightly covered at all times.
  • How long does opened cream-based pasta sauce last in the refrigerator? Cream-based pasta sauce that has been continuously refrigerated will generally keep for about 5 to 7 days.
  • For best quality, do not store cream-based pasta sauce in opened metal can - refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened cream-based pasta sauce, freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cream-based pasta sauce last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cream-based pasta sauce that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cream-based pasta sauce last at room temperature? If kept at temperatures above 40 °F, cream-based pasta sauce will rapidly develop signs of spoilage; cream-based pasta sauce should be discarded if left for more than 4 hours at room temperature.
  • How can you tell if cream-based pasta sauce has gone bad? If cream-based pasta sauce develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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