Brigham Young University has determined that many food storage products, stored in sealed cans under controlled temperatures, will last years past their expiration dates.  Here are some of their findings:

PRODUCT                                          SHELF LIFE

Powdered Nonfat Dry Milk                  13 years

Salt                                               30+ years

Sugar                                            30+ years

Wheat                                            30+ years

White Rice                                      30+ years

Pasta                                             17 years

Pinto Beans                                     24 years

Baking Soda                                     24 years

Rolled Oats                                      20 years

Potato Flakes                                   16 years

White Flour                                      12 years

For more information on this study: http://www.ivanhoe.com/science/story/2007/02/248a.html

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One Comment to “Actual Shelf-Life for Dry Goods”

  1. Tracy says:

    Wow! Who would have thought it! Sugar-30 years! White Flour-12 years!
    I wonder in what situation this would longevity come in handy. Hmmm.

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