The shelf life of refrigerated tomato juice when opened is between 5 and 7 days. This type of juice should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
Tomato juice can last up to a year in the freezer when stored in an air-tight container. When freezing this type of juice, it is important that at least half an inch is left in the container to allow for expansion when frozen.
Unopened tomato juice has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months if stored properly. If the juice has a strong and foul smell or has changed in color, it is advised that it be discarded.Learn More
Frozen meat does not go bad if the freezer is maintained consistently at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the frozen food does not expire, the quality of the meat diminishes with time.Full Answer >
Although cocoa powder does actually expire, it is typically labeled with a "best-by" date. This indicates quality, rather than safety. When properly stored, cocoa powder can last for at least two years after the printed date if unopened or one year once opened.Full Answer >
Chicken broth does go bad after a certain amount of time. According to EatByDate, unopened chicken broth has a shelf life of approximately one year in the pantry. Opened chicken broth lasts four to five days in the refrigerator.Full Answer >
The shelf life of shortening depends on the type of product that it is, but shortening does expire; for example unopened cans and shortening sticks have a shelf life that is about 2 years from the manufacturing date, while an opened can of shortening will last about a year, but shortening sticks will only last about 6 months. Key indicators of shortening are color, smell and taste. If any of these are off, the shortening has likely gone bad and should be discarded.Full Answer >