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Thread: How long are condiment packets good for?

  1. #1
    Michael O'Connor Guest

    Default How long are condiment packets good for?

    The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment packets got me
    to thinking how long they are good for? I would guess Mayonnaise
    packets aren't good for very long. Mustard and Ketchup packets
    probably last longer due to the acidic nature of them.

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    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: How long are condiment packets good for?

    Michael O'Connor wrote:

    > The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment packets got me
    > to thinking how long they are good for? I would guess Mayonnaise
    > packets aren't good for very long. Mustard and Ketchup packets
    > probably last longer due to the acidic nature of them.


    I saw 100 packetx boxes of mayo and ketchup in a nearby store and I remember
    checking the "best before" date on the ketchup box: it read some month in
    2011.
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano




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    Phil..c Guest

    Default Re: How long are condiment packets good for?

    ViLco wrote:
    > Michael O'Connor wrote:
    >
    >> The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment packets got me
    >> to thinking how long they are good for? I would guess Mayonnaise
    >> packets aren't good for very long. Mustard and Ketchup packets
    >> probably last longer due to the acidic nature of them.

    >
    > I saw 100 packetx boxes of mayo and ketchup in a nearby store and I remember
    > checking the "best before" date on the ketchup box: it read some month in
    > 2011.



    Interesting subject. We get to go to a LOT of clearing sales catering
    and other auctions

    I just looked at some use by dates from salad dressing sachets
    bought from a defunct airline caterers use by date says 11/2000

    We use them all the time and so far no nothing untoward.

    If any look a bit suss (such as swollen etc) they go to the worm
    farms. Not sure how the worms feel about the acidity but they are still
    fat and healthy as well.
    We had to turf (oz speak for throw out ) a few pallets of Juices
    however, Tomato and Orange the Tomato juices seemed to be the ones that
    went off first .

    However a pallet of juice that is over a 100 KGs of product one had to
    put his hand up at $5.00 a PALLET . Providing you took 20 pallets

    Getting back to use by dates lots of stuff we buy on average
    is still good for a minimum of up to two years after the expiry date
    so far .

    The only other dud lot we got was again tomato based
    small 75 gram tins of tomato paste

    about 60% of the small tins looked dented or swollen so they got opened
    and fed to the pigs and worms .

    No no longer take the risk on Pastas and flours nearly always full of
    weevils and crawly things but again protein for the worms and some
    stock and the chooks .

    Think common sense and an early taste test of most products
    except dairy etc one is safe for at least 6 months after expiry date
    some times decades

    Example teas and Instant coffee powder
    One Large tin of Maxwell house that got opened the other day (and fresh
    I reckon it is garbage ) is dated 11/1994 It looked and tasted no
    different to the current blend .


    Opened a can of Butter the other day that had been rattling about in
    the sponson of the old a Land rover from an Army Ration pack left overs
    that was probably there since 1975 dated 1952 It went into the
    Jaffle iron and every one survived . Although I did not partake of of
    that particular gastronomic feast myself (Baked beans tinned ham &
    cheese Jaffles )
    Although wonder dog was it appears greatfull for a hot meal at 0200 in
    the cold windy rainy morning




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    lealasdad Guest

    Default Re: How long are condiment packets good for?

    On Jul 12, 3:04*pm, "Michael O'Connor" <mpoconn...@aol.com> wrote:
    > The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment packets got me
    > to thinking how long they are good for? *I would guess Mayonnaise
    > packets aren't good for very long. *Mustard and Ketchup packets
    > probably last longer due to the acidic nature of them.


    This is what I found out when I asked the Heinz Group:

    Our coding information for these items is stamped on the outer cases
    that are shipped to restaurants. Shelf life is based on the
    production code. For best quality, we recommend that the following
    items be used by the end of the shelf life shown:

    Product Shelf Life

    Single Serve Ketchup 7 months
    Single Serve Chopped Onions 7 months
    Single Serve Mayonnaise 8 months
    Single Serve Relish 9 months
    Single Serve Taco Sauce 9 months
    Single Serve Tartar Sauce 8 months
    Single Serve Yellow Mustard 9 months

    Without code information, we are unable to determine the age of the
    packet. If the packet appears puffy, bulging that could be an
    indication of an old packet.

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: How long are condiment packets good for?

    lealasdad wrote on Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:53:29 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Jul 12, 3:04 pm, "Michael O'Connor" <mpoconn...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment
    >> packets got me to thinking how long they are good for? I
    >> would guess Mayonnaise packets aren't good for very long.
    >> Mustard and Ketchup packets probably last longer due to the
    >> acidic nature of them.


    > This is what I found out when I asked the Heinz Group:


    > Our coding information for these items is stamped on the outer
    > cases that are shipped to restaurants. Shelf life is based on
    > the production code. For best quality, we recommend that the
    > following items be used by the end of the shelf life shown:


    > Product Shelf Life


    > Single Serve Ketchup 7 months
    > Single Serve Chopped Onions 7 months
    > Single Serve Mayonnaise 8 months
    > Single Serve Relish 9 months
    > Single Serve Taco Sauce 9 months
    > Single Serve Tartar Sauce 8 months
    > Single Serve Yellow Mustard 9 months


    Those lifetimes look very reliable.Actually, about the only packets that
    I keep around the car are salt and pepper.


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How long are condiment packets good for?


    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:aQTjm.305$[email protected]..
    > lealasdad wrote on Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:53:29 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    >> On Jul 12, 3:04 pm, "Michael O'Connor" <mpoconn...@aol.com> wrote:
    >>> The thread about soy sauce and mustard sauce condiment
    >>> packets got me to thinking how long they are good for? I
    >>> would guess Mayonnaise packets aren't good for very long.
    >>> Mustard and Ketchup packets probably last longer due to the
    >>> acidic nature of them.

    >
    >> This is what I found out when I asked the Heinz Group:

    >
    >> Our coding information for these items is stamped on the outer
    >> cases that are shipped to restaurants. Shelf life is based on
    >> the production code. For best quality, we recommend that the
    >> following items be used by the end of the shelf life shown:

    >
    >> Product Shelf Life

    >
    >> Single Serve Ketchup 7 months
    >> Single Serve Chopped Onions 7 months
    >> Single Serve Mayonnaise 8 months
    >> Single Serve Relish 9 months
    >> Single Serve Taco Sauce 9 months
    >> Single Serve Tartar Sauce 8 months
    >> Single Serve Yellow Mustard 9 months

    >
    > Those lifetimes look very reliable.Actually, about the only packets that I
    > keep around the car are salt and pepper.
    >
    >

    The salt is good forever. But preground pepper is like 20% ground cockroach
    parts and rodent hair.




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