How Long Does Powdered Non-Dairy Creamer Last?


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18-24 months (best quality)


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does a package of powdered non-dairy creamer last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of powdered non-dairy creamer (or coffee whitener) store in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does powdered non-dairy creamer last at room temperature? Properly stored, a package of powdered non-dairy creamer will generally stay at best quality for about 18 to 24 months at room temperature.
  • To maximize the shelf life of powdered non-dairy creamer once opened, keep the package tightly closed.
  • Is powdered non-dairy creamer safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged powdered non-dairy creamer 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 powdered non-dairy creamer will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the powdered non-dairy creamer'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 there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • How can you tell if powdered non-dairy creamer is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the powdered non-dairy creamer: if powdered non-dairy creamer develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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