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What is a nonperishable food item?

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Nonperishable food items are typically commercial foods that have long shelf lives. They do not spoil or go bad unless the package is opened or punctured. However, the taste and nutritional content of some unopened nonperishable foods decrease over long periods of time.

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Many common canned foods fall into the category of nonperishable items. For example, these include soups and stews, tuna and salmon, vegetables and fruits, and juices. Boxed foods such as pasta, hot and cold cereals, cake mixes, powdered milk, crackers, granola bars, rice and juice boxes are nonperishable. Glass or plastic containers safely hold foods such as peanut butter, jelly, baby food, sports drinks, pancake syrup and seasonings such as salt and pepper,

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