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  • How long does a package of dry egg noodles last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of dry egg noodles store in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does a package of dry egg noodles last once opened? Properly stored, a package of dry egg noodles will generally stay at best quality for about 2 years at room temperature.
  • To maximize the shelf life of dry egg noodles, keep the package tightly closed at all times.
  • To further maximize the shelf life of dry egg noodles once the package is opened, transfer dry egg noodles to a covered airtight container or place the dry egg noodles package in a resealable plastic freezer bag.
  • Are dry egg noodles safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged dry egg noodles 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 dry egg noodles will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the dry egg noodles' texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, they will still be safe to consume if they have been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • How can you tell if dry egg noodles are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the dry egg noodles: if the dry egg noodles develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold or insects appear, they should be discarded.

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