How Long Common Foods Last Before Going Bad

by Alli

Don’t you hate it when food goes bad in the fridge, freezer or pantry? Sometimes, it’s just hard to tell how long foods last before going bad. And I hate doing the smell test when I’m a little iffy about meat that has been in the refrigerator a day too long. If it smells just slightly off, it’s out of here.

A few days ago I went through my spices and got rid of everything that had expired. I didn’t even realize the baking powder had expired. No wonder my pancakes didn’t rise like they should have last weekend. Since baking powder helps pancakes to be light and fluffy, I made sure to purchase a fresh can. I know baking powder is not a spice, but I keep it in the spice drawer.

Smells bad - How long does food items last

Whether you’re food prepping for an upcoming event, re-organizing your pantry, or doing a deep clean of your fridge and freezer, you may have wondered just how long you have before the food item goes bad. There’s sometimes a grey area on whether food is safe to eat, depending on how long it’s been sitting there!

From leafy greens to meats, to pasta, Kitchen Cabinet Kings put together a helpful guide that breaks down just how long common foods last in your pantry, fridge, or freezer. This is useful when storing things like fruits, desserts, or veggies or when buying in advance for a birthday party, a holiday, or a simple backyard get together. Clear up the confusion by checking out the infographic below. You can reduce food waste and avoid getting sick from eating spoiled foods!

How Long Common Foods Last Before Going Bad

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This is such a helpful infographic to have on hand when it comes to keeping up with how long foods last before going bad. I’m thankful to Kitchen Cabinet Kings for sharing this infographic with me so I can share it with you.