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YOGURT (YOGHURT), COMMERCIALLY FROZEN — UNOPENED

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6-8 months (best quality)

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  • How long does unopened frozen yogurt last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep frozen yogurt frozen at all times.
  • How long does unopened frozen yogurt last in the freezer? Unopened frozen yogurt that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will maintain best quality for about 6 to 8 months in the freezer.
  • Is unopened frozen yogurt safe to eat after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially packaged frozen yogurt 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 frozen yogurt will remain at peak quality.
  • How long will unopened frozen yogurt remain safe to eat? Unopened frozen yogurt that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as it has been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the unopened frozen yogurt’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 it has not been allowed to thaw out completely (see below).
  • How long does unopened frozen yogurt last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; unopened frozen yogurt should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Can you re-freeze frozen yogurt that has melted or thawed out? If unopened frozen yogurt thaws completely, discard it - do not refreeze, as harmful bacteria may develop.
  • How to tell if frozen yogurt is bad? Frozen yogurt that has been stored too long will typically develop ice crystals on the surface and the frozen yogurt will lose its creamy texture; frozen yogurt that develops an off odor or flavor should be discarded.

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