Before your cabinets and fridge become mold incubators, take a minute to check things out.
The pantry The fridge The freezer
Dried black beans-1 year Open salsa- 1 month Frozen broccoli- 9 months
Opened almonds- 1 month Open mayo-a month after the jar date Beef- 8 months
Open peanut butter- 3 months Meats- 3 to 5 days Fresh shrimp- 9 months
Unopened Mayonnaise- 1 year Open Italian dressing- 8 months Salmon-10 weeks
Open tortilla chips- 1 week Raw eggs in shell- 1 month Homemade chili- 8 months
Milk- smell it or give it the coffee test Strawberries- 10 months
Some hints to preserve your foods longevity.
1. Use tupperware or sealable bags to preserve your products, including bread and chips.
2. Keep your fridge chilly but not too cold. The lower temp will help keep food fresher by a couple days,
plus who doesn’t love cold milk!
3. Do not overload the fridge with too much junk. An overstuffed fridge doesn’t function as well.
4. Use your nose and eyes. If food looks OK and doesn’t smell or have a weird sheen to it, it is most likely good.
5. If it smells odd, looks a bit off, is slimy, or seems like it would not be good, it probably isn’t. Error on the side
of caution and throw it away.