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9366 Wallisville Road, Ste 140, Houston, TX 77013

110 Widgeon Drive, Ste 130, Saint Rose, LA 70087

Storage Times

How long can the consumer store the food and still use it at top quality?

Since product dates aren't a guide for safe use of a product, how long can the consumer store the food and still use it at top quality? Follow these tips:Purchase the product before the date expires.

  • If perishable, take the food into the provision room immediately after purchase and refrigerate it promptly. Freeze it if you can't use it within times recommended on the chart.
  • Once a perishable product is frozen, it doesn't matter if the date expires because foods kept frozen continuously are safe indefinitely.
  • Follow handling recommendations on product.
  • Consult the following storage chart.

Food stored constantly at 0 °F will always be safe, and expiration date is indefinite. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage.
(source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Shelf life of the products we regularly supply

Description (items with packing dates)Use by date
Frozen Bread  6-9 months after the packing date 
 Frozen Meat  12 months after the packing date 
 Frozen Fish  12 months after the packing date 
Cheese  3-12 months shelf life depends on the cheese type
Description (items with no packing dates)Use by date
Indian Spices  at least one year shelf life 
Indian Lentils  at least 1 year shelf life 
Flour, Rice, Salt, Sugar  at least 1-3 years shelf life 

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