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Expiration Dates

Here I share what was shared with me ~ List of Common items Food, Drinks, Household Items, Cosmetics...

Many other than food that we never think about expire .... Like TEA BAGS, MASCARA, & More.

Find out when common food, drinks, & household items expire.

Meats & Allternatives
Item / Refrigerated / Frozen
Eggs / 4 to 5 weeks / -
Fish / 1 to 2 days / 4 to 6 months
Ground Meat / 1 to 2 days / 3 to 4 months
Poultry / 1 to 2 days / 12 months
Steak / 3 to 5 days / 6 to 8 months
Canned Tuna / 1 year
Canned Tuna (opened) / 3 to 4 days

Dairy Products
Item / Refrigerated
Cheddar / 3 to 6 months
Cottage Cheese / 2 weeks
Grated Parmesan / 12 months
Swiss Cheese / 3 to 6 months
Processed American / 8 months
Chocolate Bar / 1 year
Marshmallows (opened) / 40 weeks
Marshmallows (unopened) / 3 months

Breads & Cereals
Item / Shelf Life
Crackers / 3 to 6 months
Plain Bread / 2 weeks
Oatmeal / 12 months
Instant Cereal / 2 to 3 months
Pasta / 24 months
White Rice / 24 months
Brown Rice / 6 months


Fruits & Veggies
Item / Shelf Life
Bananas / 3 to 6 days
Apples / 6 months
Onions / 2 weeks
Potatoes / 4 weeks
Maraschino Cherries / 3 to 4 years
Green Olives (jarred & unopened) / 3 years
Green Olives (jarred & opened) / 3 months
Pickles (unopened) / 18 months
Pickles (opened) / n/a (do not eat if slippery or soft)

Condiments & Dressing

Item / Refrigirated
Yellow Mustard / 6 to 8 months
Ketchup / 24 months
Mayonnaise / 3 to 4 months
Jams & Jellies / 18 months
Salad Dressings / 3 months
Brown Sugar / 4 months
Honey / never expires
Maple Syrup / 1 year
Olive Oil /2 years from manufacture date
Steak Sauce / 33 months (color affected but still safe to eat)
Tabasco Sauce / 5 years
Soy Sauce (Bottled) / 2 years
Soy Sauce (opened) / 3 months (taste changes but still safe to eat)
Vinegar / 42 months
Worcestershire Sauce / 2 years (5 to 10 years if unopened)

Beverages

Ground Coffee (unopened) - 2 years
Ground Coffee (opened) - 1 month, refrigerated
Gourmet Coffee beans - 3 weeks
Gourmet Coffee ground - 1 week if sealed
Instant Coffee (unopened) - 2 years
Instant Coffee (opened) - 1 month
Unopened Soda (plastic bottle) - 3 months (from 'best by' date)
Opened Soda (plastic bottle) - doesn't spoil (but taste is affected)
Unopened Juice Bottle - 8 months from production date
Opened Juice Bottle - 7 to 10 days
Wine (unopened) - 3 years from vintage date
Wine (opened) - 1 week refrigerated and corked
Fine Wine - 20 to 100 years


Beauty Products
Bar Soap - 18 to 36 months
Bath Gel (Body Wash) - 3 years
Bath Oil - 1 year
Body Bleaches (unopened) - 2 years
Body Bleaches (used) - 6 months
Body Lotion - 3 years
Eye Cream (unopened) - 3 years
Eye Cream (opened) - 1 year
Face Lotion - 3 years
Face Lotion with SPF - check the expiration date

Household Products
Aerosol Air Freshener - 2 years
Antifreeze (premixed) - 1 to 5 years
Antifreeze (concentrate) - never expires
Alkaline Batteries - 7 years
Lithium Batteries - 10 years
Bleach - 3 to 6 months
Dish Detergent (liquid or powder) - 1 year
Fire Extinguisher - 12 years
Fire Extinguisher (rechargeable) - service/replace every 6 years
Metal Polish - 3 years
Miracle Gro - 3 to 8 years
Miracle Gro (water-soluble) - never expires
Motor Oil - 2 to 5 years
Motor Oil (opened) - 3 months
Mr. Clean - 2 years
Paint (unopened) - about 10 years
Paint (opened) - 2 to 5 years
Spray Paint - 2 to 3 years
Windex - 2 years
Wood Polish - 2 years
Foundation (water-based) - 3 years
Foundation (oil-based) - 2 years
Hair Gel - 2 to 3 years
Hair Spray - 2 to 3 years
Lip Balm (unopened) - 5 years
Lip Balm (opened) - 1 to 5 years
Lipstick - 2 years
Mascara (unopened) - 2 years
Mascara (opened) - 3 to 4 months
Mouthwash - 3 years from manufacture date
Nail Polish - 1 year
Nail Polish Remover - never expires
Perfume - 1 to 2 years
Rubbing Alcohol - about 3 years
Shampoo - 2 to 3 years
Shaving Cream - 2 years
Tooth Whitening Strips - 13 months
Moist Wipes (unopened) - 2 years
Moist Wipes (opened) - until completely dry


Others
Frozen Dinners - 12 to 18 months
Frozen Vegetables (unopened) - 18 to 24 months
Frozen Vegetables (opened) - 1 month
Peanuts (unopened) - 1 to 2 years
Peanuts (opened) - 1 to 2 weeks
Peanut Butter (natural) - 2 years
Peanut Butter (processed) - 6 months (refrigerate after 3 months)
Protein Bars - 10 to 12 months
Tea Bags - 2 years


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