77 Expiration Dates For Household Goods, Food And Beauty Products

How long does ketchup last? Olives? Dry pasta? Real Simple has contacted manufacturers and experts and put together a list of suggested expiration dates for 77 different types of food, household goods and beauty products. Some interesting ones:

    Dried pasta: 12 months

    Honey: Indefinite shelf life

    Ketchup: Unopened: 1 year (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)
    Opened or used: 4 to 6 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

    Mustard: 2 years (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

    Pickles: Unopened: 18 months
    Opened: No conclusive data. Discard if slippery or excessively soft.

    Lipstick: 2 years

    Mascara:Unopened: 2 years
    Used: 3 to 4 months

Honey is forever, forever, forever… —MEGHANN MARCO

Surprising Expiration Dates [Real Simple]
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