Instant oatmeal has a long shelf life, but does eventually expire. Unopened or opened instant oatmeal can be stored in the pantry for 1 to 2 years past the printed date.Continue Reading
Flavored instant oatmeal has a shelf life of 6 to 9 months after the printed date. To maximize shelf life, oatmeal should be stored in airtight containers once opened.
Steel cut oatmeal can be safely stored for 2 to 3 years at room temperature. Oatmeal should be kept in a cool and dry location.
If oatmeal changes drastically in color, develops a foul odor or odd texture, it should be discarded. These are indications that it may be spoiled.Learn more about Food Spoilage
An unopened jar of tomato preserves has a shelf life of one to two years. An opened jar of tomato preserves remains safe to eat from one to 12 months, depending on various factors.Full Answer >
Fresh eggs that are stored in the refrigerator's main section at 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit have safe shelf life of more than three weeks. Consume them four to five weeks after the eggs were packed in the carton. Date the eggs before storage and consume older eggs first.Full Answer >
Unopened containers of mayonnaise have a maximum shelf life of three months. Opened containers of mayonnaise have a maximum shelf life of two months if refrigerated after opening. Opened containers of mayonnaise should never be left out of the refrigerator for periods exceeding two hours.Full Answer >
The average shelf life for tea bags is about 18 months. There is a two-year shelf life for instant tea and loose tea that is packaged properly.Full Answer >