MANUFACTURER'S SHELF-LIFE RECOMMENDATIONS

Version 2.0

1/14/1999

Grocery product shelf life is based upon the Manufacturer's Date Packaged (DP) code. Manufacturers encode the Date Packaged somewhere on the product in a form unique to their internal procedures. My objective is to provide Date Packaged (DP) code keys for well-known products to assist your food purchasing and rotation efforts. Remember that these timeframes are the manufacturer's recommendations for MAXIMUM freshness and nutrient value. Several vendors indicated their products are edible long beyond the published recommendation dates.

In order to maintain freshness within the suggested expiration dates, food should be stored in a dry, cool location. Discard any food product exhibiting changed color, odor, or taste. Storage temperature has a great influence on shelf life. Per Del Monte - a 15-degree change reduces expected shelf life by 50% (ideal temp is 65; if stored at 80, then shelf life is reduced by 50%). Do not freeze canned goods; the added moisture may cause the seams to swell and burst during thawing.

Recommended product Shelf life is defined as MOS (months) Unopened and Opened. Both of these timeframes are calculated using the Date Packaged (DP) as the base. Unopened refers to total months the product can be stored at home. Opened refers to the total months (or days or weeks) the product can be stored once it has been opened. If the chart has a time recommendation for Opened, consider it as a SUBSET of the Unopened timeframe. For example, if a product has an Unopened shelf life of 12 months and an Opened recommendation of 3 months, the following statements are true:

For maximum freshness, the product should remain on your shelf for a maximum of date packaged + 12 months

Once the product is opened, it should remain on your shelf for a maximum of 3 months OR less. The combined unopen and open timeframes should not exceed date packaged + 12 months.

This chart is a work in progress. Feedback for additions, corrections or improvements should be forwarded to czimmer@gilanet.com for inclusion in a subsequent update. The chart is organized closely to the sequence of the generic Cupboard Storage Chart at County Extension sites (e.g. http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_fnut/HRAP/STORAGE/cupstor.htm). I've included the Extension product recommendations in the table. They are listed without a specific manufacturer entry and with "generic" in the comment column.

Food categories include:

 

Staples

 

Spices, Herbs, Condiments, and Extracts

 

Mixes and Packaged Foods

 

Other Food Items

 

Canned and Dried Foods

 

Non-Food Items

CHART COLUMN DEFINITIONS

 

DP

Date Packaged codes include the following codes in various combinations

 

Y

Year Packaged

 

JJJ

Julian Day Packaged (Jan 1 = 001, Dec 31 = 365 or 366)

 

DP LOC

Location of Date Packaged

 

MM or M

Month Packaged (if only one M then 1-9 = Jan-Sep, A = Oct, B = Nov, C = Dec unless otherwise noted)

 

DD

Day Packaged

 

X

letter or number not significant to product shelf life

 

UNOPEN

Number of months shelf life unopened from Date Packaged

 

OPEN

Number of months shelf life once opened

 

FOOD PRODUCT RECOMMENDED SHELF LIFE

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

STAPLES

Baking Powder

 

 

 

18 or exp. date

 

Generic: Keep dry and covered. Test effectiveness w/ 1 tsp. BP and 1/4 cup tap warm tap water. If bubbles, then still active

Calumet

Baking Powder

 

Exp. Date

 

Exp. date

same

1-800-431-1001

Baking Soda

 

 

 

24

 

Generic: Keep dry and covered

Bisquick

 

Exp. Date

 

Exp. date

Same

 

Bouillon

 

 

 

24

 

Generic: Keep dry and covered

Bouillon

Herb Ox

Hormel

XMMDDY

Bottom

24

same

1-800-523-4635

www.hormel.com

Bouillon

Tone

Tone

YMDDx

M = A-M for Jan -> Dec

(I is skipped!)

 

24

same

1-800-247-5251

Cereals

Ready to Eat

To Be Cooked

 

 

 

6-12

6

2-3

Generic: Refold liner tightly after opening

Chocolate

Pre-melted

Semi Sweet

-- Unsweetened

 

 

 

12

18

18

 

Generic: Keep cool

Chocolate

Milk Choc Bits

ButterscotchBits

Semi Sweet

Unsweetend

Choco Bake

Baking Cocoa

Nestles

YJJJx..

 

 

 

16

18

24

24

24

24

same

1-800-258-6728

keep cool and tightly covered once opened

Chocolate Syrup

 

 

 

24

6

Generic: Refrig. After opening

Cocoa Mixes

 

 

 

8

 

Generic: Cover Tightly

Cocoa Mix

Nestles Quick

Nestles

YJJJ

Embossed top row of codes on bottom

24

3-6

1-800-637-8536

Coffee

Cans

Instant

 

 

 

24

12-24

2 wks

2

Generic: Refrigerate after opening. Keep tightly closed, use dry measuring spoon.

Coffee

Yuban (can)

 

YJJJ

Bottom of can; top row

12

1

May refrig. after opened.

1-800-982-2649

Coffee

Maxwell House

 

XYJJJx

 

24

 

 

Coffee Lighteners (dry)

 

 

 

9

6

Generic: Keep lid tightly closed

Cornmeal

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Keep tightly closed

Cornstarch

 

 

 

18

 

Generic: Keep tightly closed

Cornstarch

Argo

Best Foods

MDDxY

Top of pkg

Indefinite

Same

Lasts indefinitely. Discard if lumps, bugs, or moisture. 1-800-338-8831

Drink Mix

Country Time

Lemonade

 

YJJJxx

Bottom

24

Same

1-800-432-1002

Drink Mix

Crystal Light

 

YJJJxx

Blue Band, white printing

24

Same

1-800-432-1002

Drink Mix

Tang

 

YJJJx

Bottom of product, 2nd line

24

Same

1-800-432-1002

Drink Mix

Kool Aid

Kraft

YJJJx

 

18-24

2

Refrigerate up to 4 days after prepared

1-800-543-5335

www.kraftfoods.com

Flour

White

Whole wheat

 

 

 

6-8

6-8

 

Generic:

Keep in airtight container.

Refrigerate in airtight container

Flour

Betty Crocker

General Mills

MYDDxx

Month code is A-M (skip I). A=June, B = Jul...

 

18

Same

1-800-328-6787

Gelatin, all types

 

 

 

18

 

Generic: Keep in original container

Jello

Kraft

YJJJx..

 

24

N/A

1-800-543-5335

www.kraftfoods.com

Grits

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Store in airtight container

Honey

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Cover tightly; if crystallizes, warm jar in pan of hot water

Honey

Crockett Stewart

Crockett

MMDDYY or YYMMDD

Cap

12-24-

(indef)

Same

Best taste if used in 2 yrs. Lasts indefinitely so use for baking after 2 yrs. If in can, may turn dark. 602-731-3936.

Jellies, Jams

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Cover tightly. Storage life extended if refrigerated after opening

Jellies,

Safeway

Safeway

Purch by date

Cap

Purch by + 1 mo

Same

Can store for 24 mos. On shelf. Best taste if used by purch. By date.

602-894-4100

Molasses

 

 

 

12+

6

Generic

Marshmallow Cream

 

 

 

3-4

 

Generic: Cover tightly. Refrigerate after open to extend storage life.

Mayonnaise

 

 

 

2-3

 

Generic: Refrigerate after opening

Mayonnaise

Kraft Mayo and

Miracle Whip

Salad Dressing

Kraft

Purch by date

On label

Purch by + 1 mo

3-4

Refrigerate after opening. Use by purch by date

Milk

Condensed

Evaporated

Non-Fat dry

 

 

 

12

12

6

-

-

3

Generic:

Invert cans each 2 mos.

Invert cans each 2 mos.

Store in airtight container

Milk

Carnation

Skim Evap

Lowfat Evap

Sweet Condense

Nonfat Dry

Evap

Nestles

YJJJxx...

 

 

9

12

12

12

15

 

*

*

*

Same

*

1-800-854-8935

*Once ready to use product open, refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Pasta

 

 

 

24

 

Generic: Store in airtight container when opened

Pasta

American Beauty

Hershey

YMMDDxxx

On end flap of box or stamped on cellophane

12-36

Same

12 - oven ready

24 - egg noodle

36 - regular

1-800-468-1714

Pectin

Liquid

Dry

 

 

 

1

12

1

Generic: May have exp. Date. Recap and refrigerate after opened.

Rice

White

Flavored or herb

 

 

 

 

24+

6

 

Generic: keep tightly closed

Rice

Minute Rice

Kraft

Best used by date

Box top

18

Same

Best used by date = 18 mos from pkg. date

Salad Dressings

Bottled

From Mix

 

 

 

10-12

 

3

2 wks

Generic: Refrigerate after opening or mixing.

Salad Dressing

Good Seasons

Mix

General Foods

YJJJx...

 

24

-

 

Salad Dressing

Hidden Valley

Mix

Hidden Valley

XxYJJJ

 

12

-

 

Salad Oils

 

 

 

6

1-3

Generic: Refrigerate after opening

Oil - Crisco or Puritan

Proctor & Gamble

YJJJxxx

 

24

12

No need to refrigerate unless re-using after frying

Oil - Mazola

Corn Oil,

Canola Oil

Best Foods

Purch. by date

Printed on bottle

18

Same

Purch by date = 18 mos. From pkg. Date

1-800-338-8831

Oil - Olive Oil

Pompeian

YMMDDx

On bottle in black ink

24

24

410-276-6900

No need to refrigerate

Shortenings, solid

 

 

 

8

 

Generic

Shortening

Crisco - Regular

Crisco - Butter

Proctor & Gamble

YJJJx

Bottom

Indef.

18

12

6-12

No need to refrigerate

Sugar

Brown

Confectioners

Granulated

Sweeteners

 

 

 

4

18

24+

24+

 

Generic:

-Airtight container

-Airtight container

-Cover tightly

Sugar - C&H

 

 

Granulated

Brown

Confectioners

C&H

XxxMDD

M = A-M (I omitted) for even year;

M = N-Z (O omitted) for odd year. No year code printed.

Side of box

Indef, but best quality=

18

9

6

Same

Sugar doesn't spoil, but best quality if used as noted. Remoisten Brown sugar w/ damp paper towel in sealed container overnight.

1-510-787-2121

Syrups

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Keep tightly closed. Refrigerate to extend life. Remove any light surface mold and use.

Tea

Bags

Instant

Loose

 

 

 

18

36

24

 

Generic:

-Airtight container

-Cover tightly

Tea

Sweetened Tea

Lipton

YMDDxx..

M: A-L = Jan thru Dec

J = embossed on jar

CC = Bottom

18

Same

1-800-697-7887

www.lipton.com

Vinegar

 

 

 

24+

12

Generic: Keep tightly closed. Cloudy appearance doesn't affect quality. Distilled vinegar keeps longer than cider vinegar

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

MIXES AND PACKAGED FOODS

Biscuit, Brownie, Muffin Mix

 

 

 

9

 

Generic: Keep cool and dry

Cake Mixes

Angel Food

Other

 

 

 

 

12

9

 

Generic: Keep cool and dry

Casseroles, complete or add own meat

 

 

 

9-12

 

Generic: Keep cool and dry

Cookies

Homemade

Packaged

 

 

 

2-3 wks

2

 

Generic

- Airtight container

- Keep tightly closed

Mixes

Krusteaz

Continental Mills

XXYJJJXX

Embossed on top

24 (see note)

--

All mixes keep 24 months. Yeast in bread machine mix keeps 12 mos. 1-800-457-7744

Mixes

Pillsbury

Pillsbury

MYXXX

M: A-L =

Jan - Dec

Prod. ID panel on top

18

--

1-800-767-4466

Mixes

Betty Crocker

General Mills

MYDDxx

Month code is A-M (skip I). A=June, B = Jul...

Usually on top

8-12+

--

1-800-328-6787

Mixes

Jiffy

Chelsea Mills

XYJJJx

Pkg top

24

--

1-734-475-1361

Crackers

 

 

 

3

 

Generic: Tightly closed

Dressing Mix

Stove Top

Kraft

Exp. Date

Pkg. Bottom

Exp. Date

--

Use by printed exp. Date

Frostings

Canned

Mix

 

 

 

3

8

 

Generic:

Refrigerate leftovers

Frosting

Betty Crocker

General Mills

MYDDxx

Month code is A-M (skip I). A=June, B = Jul...

 

8-10

 

1-800-328-6787

Hamburger Helper

Betty Crocker

General Mills

MYDDxx

Month code is A-M (skip I). A=June, B = Jul...

Usually on top

12

--

1-800-328-6787

Hot-Roll Mix

 

 

 

18

 

Generic: If opened, put in airtight container

Macaroni & Cheese

Noodles by Leonardo

MMYYDD

Top flap

24

--

701-968-4464

Pancake Mix

 

 

 

6-9

 

Generic: Airtight container

Pie Crust Mix

 

 

 

8

 

Generic: Keep cool and dry

Pies and Pastries

 

 

 

2-3 days

 

Generic: Refrigerate cream, custard, chiffon

Potatoes, Instant

 

 

 

6-12

 

Generic: Airtight container

Pudding Mixes

 

 

 

12

 

Generic

Rice/Pasta Mixes

 

 

 

6

 

Generic

Rice-a-Roni

 

Exp. date

 

Exp. Date

Same

Pre-printed exp. Date

Pasta-Roni

 

Exp. date

 

Exp. Date

Same

Pre-printed exp. Date

Rice & Sauce

Lipton

YMDxx..

M:

A-H=Jan-Aug

X = Sept

J-L = Oct - Dec

Embossed on side

10-15

see note -à

Same

Mos by product:

10 - Cheddar Broccoli

12 - alfredo, beef flavor, Asian style, chicken broccoli, chicken flavor, mushroom, Spanish, tereyaki

15 - butter & herb, Asian style rice & bean

Noodles & Sauce

Lipton

YMDDxx..

M:

A-H=Jan-Aug

X = Sept

J-L = Oct - Dec

Embossed on side

12-24

see note -à

Same

Mos by product:

12 - alfredo w/ broccoli, butter & herb, chicken & broccoli, creamy chicken, parmesan, sour cream & chives, stroganoff

15 - alfredo

18 - beef flavor, butter

24 - chicken flavor

Pasta & Sauce

Lipton

YMDDxx..

M:

A-H=Jan-Aug

X = Sept

J-L = Oct - Dec

Embossed on side

9-12

see note -à

Same

9 - mild cheddar

12 - all other flavors

Sauce/Gravy Mix

 

 

 

6-12

 

Generic

Soup Mix

 

 

 

12

 

Generic

Onion Soup Mix

Lipton

YMDDxx..

M: A-L = Jan thru Dec

 

12-15

--

1-800-687-7887

Soup Base

Tone

YMDDx

M = A-M for Jan - Dec

(I is skipped!)

 

120 mos

(10 yrs)

24

Refrigerate after opening

1-800-247-5251

Soup

Country Kitchen

Bear Creek

N/A

 

36

6

435-654-2660

No date stamps. Use unopen/open months from date of purchase

Taco Mix

Ortega

Nestles

YJJJ

 

18

--

1-800-745-3403

Toaster Pastries

 

 

 

2-3

 

Generic: In airtight packet

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

CANNED AND DRIED FOODS

Canned Foods,

Baby foods

Fish & seafood

Fruit

Meats

Pickles/olives

Poultry

Sauce, tomato

Vegetables

 

 

 

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

3 day

2 day

1 wk

2 day

1-2 m

2 day

5 day

3 day

Generic: Keep cool

Once open, refrigerate and cover tightly. Transfer foods to glass or plastic to avoid metallic taste of can if kept more than one day.

Canned Food

Cheese Sauce

Gracia

MFxxxx-xJJJY hh:mm

 

24-36

7-10 days

1-800-270-2743

www.agrilinkfoods.com

Canned Food

Fish & Seafood

Tuna

StarKist

YJJJ OR JJJY

Year code:

F = 1997

G = 1998

H = 1999...

Top of can

4-6 years

--

1-800-252-1587

applies to both oil & water packed items

Canned Fruit

Cranberry Sauce

Ocean Spray

Exp. date

 

Exp. Date

Same

Pre-printed exp. Date

Canned Fruit

Apples

Comstock

XJJJYxxx

Second line

2-3

2-3 days

1-800-270-2743

Canned Fruits

Del Monte

YJJJx

Top or bottom of can

9-30

2-3 days

9 = orchard select

18 = tropical fruit salad

24 = Pineapple, mandarin orange, fruit cups, lite fruits, fruit in its own juice, fruit pleasures

30 = all other fruit

Canned Fruit

Libby's

One method =:

YMDDx

Y: 1 or A = 96

2 or B = 97

3 or C = 98

4 or D = 99

M: 1-9 = Jan -

Sept.

O = Oct

N = Nov

D = Dec

 

36+

2-3 days

1-888-884-7269

No coding standards

Call for interpretation of product code

Canned Fruit

Applesauce

Individual Srving

Multi serving jar

Motts

XxYMMDDx

Cap if glass jar

 

*9-12 mos

14 mos

 

1-2 wk

1-2 wk

Refrigerate when opened. *Fruitsations = 9 mos. All other individual srvings=12mos

1-800-426-4891

Canned Fruits

Pie Fillings

Comstock

xxxxxx-xJJJY hh:mm

 

24-36

2 wks in fridge

1-800-270-2743

www.agrilinkfoods.com

Canned Fruit Juices

 

 

 

6

 

Generic: Keep cool in airtight container. Refrigerate if possible.

Canned Juices

Del Monte

YJJJx..

Top or bottom of can

12-24

2-3 days

12 = fruit smoothies

18 = pineapple and SNAP-E-TOM cocktail

24 = tomato juice

Canned Juices

Motts

XxYMMDDx

 

12 mos

1-2 wk

Refrigerate when opened.

1-800-426-4891

Canned Meats

Dinty Moore

Spam

Ham Chunks

Chili

Dried Beef

Hormel

XMMDDY

Usually on bottom

Indefinite

 

1-800-523-4635

www.hormel.com/ www.spam.com

Canned Meats

Dutch Colony Cooked Ham

Brokers Choice

YJJJx

Can back: Top line

5 years

--

732-827-0500

Canned Meats

Black Label Ham

Hormel

Exp. Date

 

Exp. Date

--

1-800-523-4635

www.hormel.com

Canned Meat

Chicken

Tyson

JJJY?

 

36

--

No response to email

Canned Sauce

Pasta Ragu

Lipton

Use By Date

 

Use By Date

See note

1-800-328-7248

Red sauce; refrigerate for 2 wks or freeze for 2 mos after open

Canned Sauce

Pasta

Five Brothers

XxxxJJJY

Top line of codes on lid

24

See note

Once opened, red sauces keep 2 weeks in refrigerator or 2 mos in freezer. (no opened storage dates available for alfredo sauce)

Canned Sauce

Salsa, Pasta

Ortega

YJJJx...

 

 

36

7 days

1-800-745-3403

Refrigerate after opening

Canned Soup

Campbell's

Exp. date

 

Exp. Date

--

Pre-printed exp. Date

Canned Vegetable

Baked Beans

Bush Beans

MDDYx

M= 1-9 is Jan thru September

0 = Oct

N = Nov

E - Dec

Top or bottom of can

24-36

2-3 days

423-509-2361

Canned Vegetable

Black Beans

Progresso

Pillsbury

MYxDD

Embossed on top or bottom

24

2-3 days

1-800-328-6787

Canned Vegetable

Refried Beans,

Chiles/Jalapenos

Ortega

YJJJx...

 

 

 

24

36

1-2 days

7 day

1-800-745-3403

Refrigerate after opening

Canned Vegetable

Vancamp

Pork & Beans

Hunt Wesson

Ymxxx

Top of can

24

2-3 days

 

Canned Vegetable

French Fried

Onions

French's

xYYJJJ

 

12

12

1-800-841-1256

Canned Vegetable

Tomatoes

Del Monte

YJJJx..

Top or bottom

30

2-3 days

30 = crushed, diced, wedge, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste

Canned Vegetable

Del Monte

YJJJx..

Top or bottom of can

24-30

2-3 days

24 = Asparagus, Beets, Kraut, Cream Style Corn, All no salt added

30 = all other vegetables

Canned Vegetable

Green Giant

MYxDDx..

M: A-L = Jan thru Dec

----OR----

JJJY

Top or bottom of can

24-48

2-3 days

1-800-998-9996

36 - corn/peas

48 - mushrooms

24 - all other vegetables

Canned Vegetable

Tomatoes

Sauerkraut

Libby's

Varies. 1 eg: YMDDx

Y: 1 or A = 96

2 or B = 97

3 or C = 98

4 or D = 99

M: 1-9 = Jan -

Sept.

O = Oct

N = Nov

D = Dec

 

36+

18

2-3 days

2-3 days

1-888-884-7269

No coding standards

Call for interpretation of product code

Canned Food

Vegetable Protein Products

Worthington Foods

YJJJ

2nd Row

24

--

www.wfds.com

Canned Food

Misc.

Chef Boyardee

Intl Home Foods

MDDY

M:

A-H = Jan-Aug

X = Sept

J-L = Oct-Dec

2nd line of codes

24

2-3 days

1-800-544-5680

Dried Fruits

 

 

 

6

 

Generic: Keep cool in airtight container. Refrigerate if possible.

Dried Vegetables

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Keep cool in airtight container. Refrigerate if possible.

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

SPICES, HERBS, CONDIMENTS, AND EXTRACTS

Catsup, chili sauce

 

 

 

12

1

Generic: Refrigerate for longer storage

Catsup, sauces

Del Monte

YJJJx..

Top or bottom

18-24

2-3 days

See note

18= sloppy joe sauces, no salt added stewed tom

24 = ketchup (glass and plastic) chili, seafood cocktail, spaghetti sauce

note: Ketchup, chili and cocktail sauces keep several weeks in fridge after opened

Chili Sauce

McIlhenny

JJJYxx

Black print on neck of bottle

24

Same

1-800-634-9599

Mustard, Yellow Prepared

 

 

 

24

6-8

Generic: May be refrigerated.

Mustard- French's

Squeeze bottle

Jar

French's

xYYJJJ

 

12

18

Same

Same

1-800-841-1256

Pickles - jar

Del Monte

YJJJx..

Top or bottom of jar

12-24

2-3 days

12 = tiny kosher dill

24 = all other pickle products

Spices & Herbs

Whole

Ground

Herbs

Herb/spice blend

 

 

 

12-24

6

6

6

 

Generic: Store in airtight container in dry place away from sunlight and heat. Check aroma - replace if faded. Whole cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks maintain quality beyond 24 mos.

Spices

Tone

YMDDx

M = A-M for Jan - Dec

(I is skipped!)

Printed on side of plastic container

12-24 mos

Same

24 - berries/seeds

12 - extracts

If no aroma - replace it

Metal can vs. plastic container - makes no difference

1-800-247-5251

Steak Sauce

McIlhenny

JJJYxx

Black print on neck of bottle

24

Same

1-800-634-9599

Tabasco Hot Pepper Sauce

McIlhenny

JJJYxx

Black print on neck of bottle

60

Same

1-800-634-9599

Extracts

Vanilla

Other

 

 

 

24

12

12

Generic: Keep tightly closed; volatile oils escape

Vegetables, dehydrated flakes

 

 

 

6

 

Generic

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

OTHER Food Items

Candy

Chocolate Bars

Baby Ruth

Butterfinger

Crunch

Milk Choc

Nestles

YJJJ...

 

 

 

8

10

12

15

--

1-800-258-6728

Cheese, Parmesan grated

 

 

 

10

2

Generic. Refrigerate after opening. Keep tightly closed

Coconut, Shredded canned or pkg.

 

 

 

12

6

Generic: Refrigerate after opening

Meat Substitutes TVP; imitation bacon bits

 

 

 

4

 

Generic; keep tightly closed; for longer storage, refrigerate

Mushrooms

Freeze Dried

Tone

YMDDx

M = A-M for Jan - Dec

(I is skipped!)

 

24

Same

1-800-247-5251

Nutritional Caloric Products, instant breakfast

 

 

 

6

 

Generic: Keep in can, closed jars or original packets

Nutritional Bars

Sweet Success

w/ Fruit

Sweet Succes

Coated

Nestles

YJJJx...

 

9

12

--

--

1-800-847-8661

Nutritional

Ready to Drink

Carnation

Instant Bkfast

Sweet Success

Nestles

YJJJx...

 

 

9

15

 

--

--

1-800-847-8661

.

Nutritional

Powdered Drink

Carnation

Instant Bkfast

Sweet Success

Nestles

YJJJx...

 

 

15

36

 

Same

Same

1-800-847-8661

Store tightly covered in cool place after opened. Do NOT refrigerate

Nuts

In shell pkg

Nutmeats pkg.

Vacuum can

 

 

 

4

24

3

2 wk

2 wk

2 wk

Generic: Refrigerate after opening. Freeze for longer storage. Unsalted & blanched nuts keep longer than salted.

Peanut Butter

 

 

 

6-9

2-3

Generic: Refrigeration not needed. Keeps longer if refrigerated

Peanut Butter

Jif

Proctor & Gamble

YJJJxxxx

White print on label

24

3

No refrig. Needed. If separating, discard.

1-800-543-7276

Peanut Butter

Skippy

 

MDDxY

 

24

 

 

Peas, beans-dried

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Airtight container cool location

Popcorn

 

 

 

24

 

Generic: Airtight container

Vegetables, Fresh

Onions

Potatoes

White

Sweet

 

 

 

 

 

2wk

4wk

2wk

Generic: Keep dry and away from sun. Keep about 50 degrees for longer storage. Don't refrigerate sweet potatoes

Whipped Topping (dry)

 

 

 

12

 

Generic: Keep cool and dry

Yeast (dry)

 

 

 

Exp. date

 

Generic

Topping

Hazel Nut & Cocoa Sauce

Nutella

H in date code = 98

Back

8

Same

Nutella - 1-800-nutella

PRODUCT

MFG

Date Pkg.

DP LOC

Recommended Shelf life (Mos)

COMMENTS

Unopen

Open

NON-FOOD Items

Cough Drops

Halls

Warner Lambert

XxMMYxxx

Back of pkg

18 zinc 24 other

--

1-800-223-0182

Coconut, Shredded canned or pkg.

 

 

 

12

6

Generic: Refrigerate after opening

Bleach

Clorox

XxYDDD

 

12

 

Keep at 70 degrees;

20% degratation each year after 1st year

Tissues;

Scott Toilet Paper

Kimberly-Clark

 

 

Indef

 

Keep dry and sealed in factory packaging

Feminine Hygiene

Tambrands

 

 

Indef

 

Keep dry and sealed in factory packaging

 

General Food Storage Information From Other Sources

1.5 - 2 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin = 1 egg

2 Tbsp water = 1 egg for low cholesterol cooking

Applesauce can be exchanged for oil on a 1 to 1 ratio

Salt keeps indefinitely

Vinegar keeps indefinitely if in plastic or glass bottle with PLASTIC cap

Jarred foods generally keep 6 months longer than their canned counterparts.