Fresher Pantry is your guide to the shelf life of hundreds of food items. Our goal is to provide easy to access and factual information on the foods in your freezer, refrigerator, or pantry.
The information provided on this site is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Fresher Pantry utilizes many different sources to develop its articles. Our primary resource when writing on the topic of food is the research conducted by U.S. government agencies, including the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shelf life recommendations shown on our food item pages assume the following home storage conditions, unless otherwise noted: room temperature of 60°- 70° F for pantry storage; refrigerator temperature of 35° – 40° F; freezer temperature of 0°F or lower.