Food Discussion : How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

Clyde C Coger Jr

going above and beyond
Nov 17, 2006
In the Spirit of Safety,

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist

After you’ve opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it’s good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it’s not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we’re often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, fruits, and veggies are good for, we talked to Chris Bernstein from the Food Safety Education arm of the Food Safety Inspection Service/USDA. He tipped us off to the unbelievably helpful app FoodKeeper, where we got the data you see above ....

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