- How long does tuna salad last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate tuna salad within two hours of preparing or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of tuna salad for safety and quality, refrigerate the tuna salad in airtight containers.
Properly stored, tuna salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can tuna salad be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; tuna salad should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if tuna salad is bad? If tuna salad develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded; do not taste first.
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