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Food Product
Storage Life In Months
STAPLES
Baking Powder
18 or exp. date
Baking Soda
24
Bisquick
Exp. date
Bouillon
24
Cereals
6-12
Chocolate
Pre-melted
Semi Sweet
12
18
18
Chocolate Syrup
24
Cocoa Mixes
8
Cocoa Mix
24
Coffee
24
Coffee Lighteners (dry)
9
Cornmeal
12
Cornstarch
18
Argo Cornstarch
Indefinite
Country Time Lemonade Drink
Mix
24
Crystal Light Drink Mix
24

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Tang Drink Mix
24
Kool Aid Drink Mix
18-24
White Flour
Whole wheat
6-8
6-8
Gelatin, all types
18
Jell-O
24
Grits
12
Honey
12
Honey
12-24-
Jellies, Jams
12
Molasses
12+
Marshmallow Cream
3-4
Mayonnaise
2-3
Milk
Condensed
Evaporated
12
12
6
Pasta
24
White Rice
24+
Minute Rice
18
Bottled Salad Dressings
10-12
Salad Oils
6

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Oil Crisco or Puritan
24
Corn Oil,
18mo
Crisco Shortening
Indef.
Vinegar - Container With Plastic
Lid
Indef.
Salt
Indef.
Sugar
Brown
Confectioners
Granulated
Indef
18
24+
24+
Syrups
12
Tea
Bags
Instant
18
36
24
Vinegar
24+
MIXES AND PACKAGED FOODS
Biscuit, Brownie, Muffin Mix
9
Cake Mixes
9
Casseroles, complete or add
own meat
9-12
Cookies
2-3 wks
Krusteaz Mixes
24

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Pillsbury Mixes
18
Betty Crocker Mixes
8-12+
Jiffy Mixes
24
Crackers
3
Stove Top Dressing Mix
Exp. Date
Frostings
Canned
3
8
Hot-Roll Mix
18
Pancake Mix
6-9
Pie Crust Mix
8
Pies and Pastries
2-3 days
Potatoes, Instant
6-12
Pudding Mixes
12
Rice Mixes
6
Rice-a-Roni
Exp. Date
Pasta-Roni
Exp. Date
Rice & Sauce
10-15
Noodles & Sauce
12-24
Pasta & Sauce
9-12
Sauce/Gravy Mix
6-12
Soup Mix
12

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Soup Base
120 mos
Country Kitchen Soup
36
Toaster Pastries
2-3
CANNED AND DRIED FOODS
Canned Baby foods
Canned Tomato Sauce
12
12
Canned Cheese Sauce
24-36
Canned Tuna, Fish & Seafood
5 years
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Exp. Date
Canned Fruits
36+
Canned Fruit Pie Fillings
24-36
Dinty Moore
Spam
Ham Chunks
Chili
Dried Beef
Indefinite
Black Label Ham
Exp. Date
Canned Meat
Canned Chicken
36
36
Canned Soup
Exp. Date
Canned Tomatoes
36+

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Canned Vegetables
24-48
Canned Baked Beans
24-36
Canned Black Beans
24
Canned French Fried Onions
24
Canned Ragu Spaghetti Sauce
Use By Date
Canned Five Brothers Pasta
Sauce
24
Canned Fruit Juices
6
Juices
12-24
Dried Fruits
6
Dried Vegetables
12
Dried Peas & Beans
12
SPICES, HERBS, CONDIMENTS, AND EXTRACTS
Catsup
18-24
Chili Sauce
24
Mustard, Yellow Prepared
24
Jar Pickles
12-24
Spices
12-24 mos
Steak Sauce
24
Tabasco Sauce
60

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Extracts
Vanilla
24
12
Vegetables, dehydrated flakes
6
OTHERS
Cheese, Parmesan grated
10
Coconut, Shredded canned or
pkg.
12
Meat Substitutes TVP; imitation
bacon bits
12
Metered-Caloric Products,
instant breakfast
6
Nuts
In shell pkg
Nutmeats pkg.
4
24
3
Peanut Butter
6-9
Jif Peanut Butter
24
Popcorn
24
Freeze Dried Mushrooms
24
Whipped Topping (dry)
12
Yeast (dry)
Exp. date


  

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