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Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever "go bad"????

Last post Aug 14, 2006 8:25 PM by DawDawCo . 7 replies.


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  • Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever "go bad"????
    I found a stash of jams/preserves in a tub in my garage. No expiration dates on them. Are they still safe to use??? I threw out the apricot/peach ones that had turned dark. But i can't tell if the blueberry, raspberry types are still good. Garages are pretty hot here in Texas so i don't know if that would make a difference either. Don't want to make anyone sick! Just wondering! THANKS! D
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    Bumping so I can keep track of this post.
    This is a great ?.Can't wait to get some answers for this ?. :O)


    Barbara
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    Do you have any idea how old they may be? I guess if it is HOT and you think they are over a year old I would toss.
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    Why don't you open them and taste--only a little bit. I'll bet you can tell right away.

    Barb
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    If jams/preserves have been kept in a pantry in the kitchen and they are over a year old.Would they still be good????
    I wish they would put dates on all of these.LOL

    Thank you,
    ☼Barbara
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    If it was something I had canned myself, I would consider it safe unless it had turned color or smelled or tasted bad when opened, so I guess apply the same rule here. Plus, the commercial brands have way more preservatives. Just don't serve someone else something you haven't tried yourself.

    Amy P from TN
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    I think that they would be good. You can always use the old saying "When in doubt, throw it out!"
    RITA
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  • RE: Do unopened store-bought jams/preserves ever
    My theory is, when in doubt, throw it out.....it isn't worth making someone sick. This is after the fact but I keep a black marking pen in my pantry and as I put food in I mark the date. and then I am reminded to rotate the older items to the front.

    Doris
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