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