Food Storage - How long can you keep...

TOFU, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED, SOLD REFRIGERATED - UNOPENED

Refrigerator
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5-7 days after "sell by" date on package
Freezer
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4-6 months (best quality)

Tips

  • How long does an unopened package of tofu last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep tofu refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does an unopened packaged of tofu last in the refrigerator? Unopened tofu may be kept refrigerated for about 5 to 7 days after the "sell-by" date on the package if it has been properly stored.
  • To maximize the shelf life of tofu, do not open the package until ready to use.
  • Can you freeze tofu? Yes, to freeze: (1) Drain the water from the tofu; (2) Freeze tofu in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
  • How long does tofu last in the freezer? Properly stored, unopened tofu will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months in the freezer, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - tofu that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if tofu is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the tofu: if tofu develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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