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  • How long does a bottle of vegetable oil last once opened? The answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store opened vegetable oil in a cool, dark place and keep tightly covered at all times.
  • How long does an opened bottle of vegetable oil last at normal room temperature? Opened vegetable oil will usually keep for 1 year when stored in the pantry.
  • How can you tell if an opened bottle of vegetable oil has gone bad? To determine if oil is still suitable for use, smell and taste it: If the oil has developed an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
  • Is an opened bottle of vegetable oil safe after the Use By or Best By date? Yes: "Best By," "Best if Used By," and "Use By" dates on commercially packaged foods sold in the United States represent the manufacturer's estimate of how long the product will remain at peak quality - in most cases, the opened bottle of vegetable oil will still be safe to consume after that date, as long as it has been stored properly.

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